The time has come for regime change in Iran 40 years after religious dictatorship
Iranian People’s Call to Recognize Their Rights to Resistance and Regime Change in Iran for Democracy and Freedom
A large number of Iranians and supporters of the Iranian Resistance, NCRI and PMOI/MEK, continued their major rally in Warsaw for the second day on Thursday, February 14, as authorities from numerous countries gathered in Poland’s capital city to attend a summit co-hosted by United States and Poland.
The demonstrations followed the huge rally by Iranians and other supporters of the NCRI in Paris on Friday, February 8, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iranian people’s uprising and overthrow of the Shah’s dictatorship.
The demonstrators are trying to voice the long-suppressed desire of the Iranian people to live in a free state. They are calling for a regime change in Iran while expressing support for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK/PMOI), and urging international community to recognize their legitimate resistance for democratic change in Iran.
Ministers from several countries will be discussing the situation in the Middle East and especially the threats posed by the Iranian regime.
A year of continual uprisings has brought the regime ruling Iran to the brink of collapse. Iranians are relentless and angry at the entirety of the ruling system. Protests spanning 142 cities have rocked Iran’s 31 provinces in 2018.
Workers, farmers, teachers, pensioners, credit institutions depositors, bazaar merchants and hard-hit business owners, students, youth and of course a large number of women who lead the protests in many cases have taken to the streets calling for change.
Alarm at the protesters’ affiliation to Iran’s main organized resistance movement, the MEK/PMOI, the pivotal force of the political alternative for future Iran, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has permeated the regime.
The protests have shown continuity, expansiveness, growing solidarity, and are fueled by the crumbling economy that is depleted from domestic corruption and under pressure by international sanctions.
Simultaneously with the two day Foreign Ministers’ conference on the Middle East held in Warsaw, the several thousand Iranians who gathered close to the National Stadium said it was time to put an end to four decades of political and social repression, massacres, plunder of Iran’s wealth by the regime’s cronies, and misery and war forced upon the region by this regime.
Protesters called on the West to impose sanctions on the regime and include the Iranian regime’s IRGC and MOIS and perpetrators of crimes against the Iranian people on the EU terrorist list.
They said it was time for European countries to align their voices with the voice of the Iranian people and resistance, and to end the nightmare of four decades of the Iranian regime’s atrocities in Iran, the region, and the world.
A video message by Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian opposition (NCRI), was broadcast to the demonstration. Urging the international community to break their silence over the Iranian regime’s human rights violations, Madame Rajavi said the “Iranian people’s immediate demand from the world and their lawful expectation from the Warsaw Summit is to recognize the right of the Iranian people’s Resistance to overthrow the mullahs’ theocratic regime to achieve freedom.”
The Iranian people’s immediate demand from the world and their lawful expectation from the Poland Summit is for them to recognize the right of the Iranian people’s Resistance to overthrow the mullahs’ theocratic regime to achieve freedom. #Iran #FreeIran pic.twitter.com/7Q1qZ4RRiJ
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) February 13, 2019
“The question is why have they recognized a regime that has invaded and occupied Iran, a regime that rules by torture and execution, plunders Iran’s assets and spends the Iranian people’s wealth on terrorist groups to slaughter the peoples of the region,” Mrs. Rajavi added
“The Iranian nation deserves this; they have proven it through long years of their quest for freedom and steadfast endurance in confronting one of the world’s most oppressive and ruthless dictatorships. That includes their protests and uprisings over the past year,” Mrs. Rajavi added.
The Iranian regime has enjoyed the West’s appeasement for many decades, allowing the mullahs to launch a massive crackdown machine inside the country, and warmongering across the region and abroad.
“Respect our people’s struggle against religious oppression and gender discrimination. This would not be any favor or concession to our nation. Rather, it would only end the long-time abuse of the Iranian people’s rights facilitated through the West’s policy of appeasement,” She formulated the Resistance’s demand.
Former New York city mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Algerian Prime Minister Sid Ahmed Ghozali, were among the renowned personalities who took to the stage.
“Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world. We should not be doing business with a regime that supports terror. The Warsaw Summit should be focused on how we change Iran. How do we change their behavior against their people.” said Mr. Giuliani.
“We believe the alternative to this regime is Madam Maryam Rajavi. We want that the people of Iran can have their country back. We want to see a democratic Iran. A non-monarchy, non-mullah dictatorship,” Giuliani added.
Former Prime Minister Ghozali said: “We want stability of the Middle East and all neighbouring countries. The main menace is coming from state terrorism by the Iranian regime, and we see that violence in countries like Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. This is why the sacrifice of the Iranian people is not only for freedom in the Middle East but for the whole world.”
Marcin Święcicki, a Member of Parliament from Poland former Mayor of Warsaw affirmed: “I am here to support the democratic opposition in Iran. Poland had to fight for its freedom, and the Iranian people are doing the same. That’s why we support the democratic opposition in Iran against a regime that is suppressing its people.
“We support Mrs Maryam Rajavi and her 10-point plan for equal rights for men and women, rights for minorities, religion and freedom of choice. I am certain that this fight for democracy and to abolish a regime that does not respect human rights will be a successful one,” he added.
Protesters condemned the terrorist plot of the mullahs’ regime against the largest opposition gathering in Paris on June 30, 2018, calling for the expulsion of agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security of the ruling regime from the United States of America and Europe. They formulated their demands:
* Recognize the inalienable right of the Iranian people and resistance to overthrow the religious fascism ruling Iran,
* Encourage the referral of the massacre of political prisoners in 1988 and the clerical regime’s human rights record to the UN Security Council.
* Apply all necessary measures to expel Iranian regime forces and proxies from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, and Afghanistan.
* Dismiss the Iranian regime delegation from the United Nations
* Recognize the National Council of Resistance of Iran as the viable political alternative to this regime.
For a sustainable democracy in Iran, the demonstrators say, the world must rely on the people of Iran and its resistance. Change in Iran is a necessity for peace and security in the region and the world.
At the end of the gathering, the demonstrators marched around the National Stadium, with Iranian flags and banners waving all the way and slogans shouted by the crowd urging an end to appeasement of the mullahs’ regime.
In tandem with the demonstration of Iranians in Warsaw, the Resistance (Rebellion) Units and supporters of the Iranian Resistance inside Iran took to the streets in various Iranian cities and voice their support for the PMOI/MEK and the NCRI and their desire for regime change.
These people braved the odds and threats posed by the Iranian regime to express their desire to live in a free country. Their activities are coming at a time that the Iranian regime is imposing harsh punishments on anyone that shows support for the MEK and calls for regime change.