Global Protests Organized by the Iranian Resistance

Iranian supporters of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK)

By Armin Baldwin

A decision has been made by the Iranian resistance to raise the profile of their movement against the regime in Western capitals in Europe and the U.S., because as tensions increase in the Persian Gulf over multiple tanker attacks, Iran in the news daily.

Several thousand Iranians gathered opposite the EU headquarters in Schuman Place last Saturday, and marched in central Brussels. The march in Brussels was the first of a series of Iranian marches around the world, according to its organizers. The next is scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., on June 21st. This is the first time that the Iranian opposition has organized a wave of major protests in major Western capitals.

Various dignitaries, including members of the European and Belgian parliaments, addressed the crowd. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the Iranian resistance, also referred to as the People’s Mujahideen of Iran, or MEK, addressed the event via video message. She reminded the Europeans that twice in the last year, Iran was caught red-handed planning deadly terrorist attacks. Those arrested in the plots in Paris and Albania included Iranian diplomats. “The terrorist operations in Europe, the attempted bombings in Albania and France, the arrests of the Iranian regime’s mercenaries and its terrorist diplomat, and the expulsions of another four of the regime’s terrorist diplomats over the past year, all verified the Iranian Resistance’s repeated disclosures that the Iranian regime’s embassies in Europe are all centers for planning and carrying out the regime’s criminal plots,” declared Mrs. Rajavi.

She also called on European governments to follow the lead of the United States and impose sanctions on the regime, and designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization.

According to Shahin Gobadi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), “this is the first time that a series of protests with such dimensions is continuously organized by the Iranian Resistance and its supporters in the West.” Gobadi added, “These protests are being held while the Iranian regime faces an explosive society that wants its downfall, and while the regime grapples with a nationwide resistance led by the People’s Mujahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), inside Iran.

And unlike the past, there are no signs of the appeasement policy in the U.S. to help the regime at this critical juncture. These crises have brought the regime’s internal conflicts to their highest levels, between Rouhani and Khamenei. All these indicate the regime is in its final phase. The series of marches by Iranians in different countries is a crucial answer to this situation.”

Calling the appeasement policy “shameful”, the protesters in Brussels of the European Union, and added that in regards to Iran it is “without legitimacy.”

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