The Iranian communities across the globe held an interactive video conference on Saturday December 15, 2018, connecting 42 cities in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia simultaneously to address the growing human rights violations in Iran and export of terrorism by the ruling regime.
The conference titled “Iran – 2018: Growing Human Rights Violations & Export of Terrorism” also addressed the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran upon Khomeini’s decree.
In Canada, Iranian communities from the cities of Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg participated in the conference in their respected cities where they called for a firm policy against Iran regime evil intentions and malevolent behavior inside the country and abroad.
They called for tangible and decisive action against the regime’s terrorism and human rights abuses including enlisting the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as terrorist organizations (i.e. FTO list) for their role in terrorist plots in Europe, and the United States. They also called for the expel of Iranian diplomat-terrorists and closure of the regime’s embassies.
The interactive conference was held simultaneously in Ashraf 3 (Albania); Brussels (Belgium); Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg (Canada); Copenhagen, Arhus (Denmark); London, Liverpool, Bristol, Sheffield and Birmingham (U.K.); Helsinki, Turku (Finland); Paris (France); Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart, Frankfurt (Germany); Rome (Italy); Luxembourg (Luxembourg); The Hague, Zwolle, Eindhoven (The Netherlands); Oslo, Kristiansand (Norway); Bucharest (Romania); Zurich (Switzerland); Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Boras, Solleftea (Sweden); Washington, D.C., Berkeley, Orange County, Atlanta, Dallas (U.S.); Vienna (Austria); and Sydney (Australia).
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) addressed the Iranian communities taking part in the conference and said: “Referring to the Iranian regime’s terrorist activities in 2018, t, “The regime’s recourse to terrorism is not a transient or tactical reaction, but a strategic outlet for it to confront the uprisings and its overthrow. Today, the regime makes use of terrorism to confronting the Iranian people’s uprisings. The arrests and expulsions of the regime’s diplomat-terrorists and terrorists with ties to their embassies show that the regime’s Supreme National Security Council, the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the terrorist Quds Force, the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS), the Foreign Ministry, and the regime’s embassies are all parts of the clerical regime’s terrorist network.”
She expressed regret for the appeasers of the clerical regime who are still trying to find a way to aid the murderers of Iranian people and added: “If you don’t want to stand by the people of Iran, at least do not victimize your own citizens’ security. Why do you aid a regime that poses threats to European capitals? This is our word. Respect the Iranian people’s desire to overthrow the regime and establish freedom and democracy. Let the hands of the criminal regime be cut off from Iran’s oil revenues which is our national asset. Every barrel of oil the regime sells is a lash on the back of the people of Iran and a bullet piercing the heart of the people of the region. The regime’s successive missile tests aim at nothing but blackmailing and threatening regional and global peace.”
The Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Ministry of Intelligence, and the state propaganda machine must be placed on the US FTO list and the EU terror list, the regime’s financial lifelines blocked, the dossier of the regime’s crimes against humanity be referred to the UN Security Council and its leaders brought to justice
Mrs. Rajavi called for adoption of a firm policy vis-à-vis the Iranian regime and stressed, “The IRGC, the MOIS, and the regime’s state propaganda machine must be placed on the U.S. List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and the terror list of the European Union.”
“The regime’s financial lifelines that fund Khamenei’s apparatus, the IRGC and the terrorist Ouds Force, must be blocked and the dossier of the regime’s continuing crimes against humanity must be referred to the UN Security Council, and Khamenei, Rouhani and other regime leaders involved in these crimes must face justice.”
She noted the regime’s failure in quelling the uprisings and protests, restricting the activities of resistance units, plotting terrorist attacks against the Iranian Resistance, reining in its economic bankruptcy, and seeking the collaboration of European governments as a way to get around the sanctions. She stressed, “The regime has no way out, and any solution it finds ends up firing back on them. The product of such a political impasse has been a dramatic fall in the regime’s political, economic, social and international status.”
Addressing the resistance units and youths in Iran, Mrs. Rajavi said, “Today, the regime’s existence is more than ever in danger. Iran’s society is also more prepared than any other time and simmering. The establishment of a free Iran is on the shoulders of the Iranian people and Resistance. It is your willpower that is going to determine how the present volatile conditions will evolve into the overthrow of the mullahs’ dictatorship. The secret to victory is the united struggle of the people of Iran and the evolution of uprisings pioneered by resistance units and councils.”
Dozens of representatives from more than 300 Iranian associations and communities in various countries spoke in this video conference and reiterated their support for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), as well as Mrs. Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan for future of Iran. They said the only solution to the current crisis in Iran that has driven the entire region to the edge is the overthrow of the clerical regime and the establishment of popular sovereignty, freedom and democracy stipulated in the 10-Point Plan.
Declaring their all-out support for the PMOI and the resistance units inside Iran in the final phase of the clerical regime’s rule, they said, “The Iranian Resistance led by Mr. Massoud Rajavi, enjoys a broad social base of support in Iran, has a strong organization, offers a clear platform and has adopted progressive and democratic plans for future Iran.”
“The Resistance is able to bring about regime change and is capable of transferring the sovereignty to Iranian people. They have unique capacities and potentials for rebuilding the future Iran, offer social justice, and returning hope and trust to a nation which has suffered numerous betrayals over the past 100 years and has been viciously suppressed and discriminated against under the dictatorships of the shahs and the mullahs.”
The representatives of Iranian communities reiterated: “Because of these capacities, the clerical regime considers the Iranian Resistance as its only existential threat, and in addition to brutal suppression inside Iran, is resorting to terrorism and extensive demonization and misinformation campaigns against the Resistance to justify and prepare the grounds for domestic suppression and terrorism abroad.”
They said that in line with the uprisings in Iran, they see it as part of their duty to reveal the schemes and conspiracies of the clerical regime’s Ministry of Intelligence, terrorist Quds Force, and other suppressive agencies and support the only democratic alternative to the ruling regime in Iran.