Maryam Rajavi called on international community to expel Iranian regime from region

World can be free of fundamentalism only when the clerical regime in Iran as the epicenter of fundamentalism is overthrown

 In a gathering of French supporters of the Iranian Resistance celebrating the New Year, the Iranian Resistance’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi expressed her regrets over bitter incidents of 2015 which made the world suffer especially in France and in the Middle East.

She pointed out: The more France and the world focus on the source of fundamentalism, i.e. the Tehran regime and its allies, the closer they would get to peace and security.

The gathering was held at the headquarters of the Iranian Resistance in Auvers-sur-Oise. Mrs. Rajavi noted the persistence of bloodbaths in Syria and Iraq as well as in other countries in the Middle East, and the displacement of millions of oppressed people in this part of the world.

She asserted: DAESH (ISIS or ISIL) can be conquered. The first step in doing so, however, is to defeat the Assad dictatorship that fosters DAESH with the backing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

Mrs. Rajavi called on the world community and France to adopt a decisive policy to expel the Iranian regime from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.

She also described 2015 as a year when repression escalated in Iran with stepped up executions and crackdown on women and adherents of other religions and faiths, adding: In the past year alone, some 1000 people were executed under Rouhani who claims to be a “moderate”. Also, 88 rockets were fired at PMOI members in Camp Liberty under the command and at the behest of the clerical regime which led to the deaths of 24 residents and wounding of dozens more.

The Iranian Resistance’s President-elect reiterated: The world can free itself from fundamentalism only when the clerical regime in Iran that is the epicenter of fundamentalism, is overthrown. Therefore, we call on the world community to respect the Iranian people’s struggle for the overthrow of the mullahs.

Other speakers addressed the gathering of hundreds of French supporters of the Iranian Resistance, including Bishop Jacques Gaillot; Anissa Boumediene, former First Lady of Algeria and scholar on Islam; Jean-Pierre Brard, former member of the French National Assembly; Khalil Merroun, prayer leader and head of the mosque in Evry; Renée Le Mignot, co-president of the Movement Against Racism and for Friendship between Peoples (MRAP).

NCRI members Mohammad Shams, composer and conductor, and Hamidreza Taherzadeh, musician, as well as Ms. Gisoo Shakeri, renowned singer, also performed in the gathering.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

January 10, 2016