Mrs Rajavi in her speech paid tribute to the late Lord Russell Johnston the former Liberal leader and President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for his efforts to promote Human rights and democracy and proceeded to discuss the matter of the brutal killing of journalists in Paris as well the rise of extremist groups like ISIS.
Her stance was that there has to be a solution to end Islamic fundamentalism as well the problem of tyrannical suppression in Iran. Iran has the highest per-capita execution rate in the world and President Rouhani hides behind what the mullahs called Islamic Sharia Law. She compared the punishment and torture that the Iranian people have gone though to the crimes committed by ISIS. She said that the mullahs have proxies in the Iraqi government do not spare the residents of Camp Liberty and so far 116 residents have been killed, 7 taken hostage, and 23 have lost their lives due to the medical siege.
Their only crime is to have stood up to the fundamentalist rulers of Iran,” she said.
She said that “It is a misguided notion that Sunni fundamentalism is more dangerous than Shiite fundamentalism and one could fight the former with the help of the latter.” Her words are the warming bell for the west.
Mrs Rajavi was of the view that the regime is not part of the solution in either Syria or Iraq but the core problem and that “the biggest mistake that international community can make is to be silent.”
She identified three steps to deal with extremism. The first was to oust the Assad regime as fighting ISIS in Syria without ousting Assad would solve nothing. Secondly, Iran requires a regime change, including the eviction of the mullahs, Revolutionary Guards, Quds Force and their paramilitary proxies in Iraq to end the cycle of bloodshed in Iraq. Third, the policy of appeasement to the mullahs must end; it only gives them more power and more time to carry out their sinister plans.
She was hopeful and said that these changes are possible and it is not too late. The Iranian people were ready to revolt, but the West must recognize the enemy. Negotiations amount to appeasement. The regime domestically is in deep social, economic and political crisis. What is required is that Western nations reconsider their policies towards Iran. The Iranian resistance is asking for intervention but an end to long winded negations that are strengthening the mullahs nuclear plans.
She said that the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and its principal component, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), was the antitheses to Islamic fundamentalism. “It is the political alternative for the tyrannical regime and cultural alternative to Islamic fundamentalism.”
This opposition to the mullahs is committed to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Convention of Civil and Political Rights and all other international conventions.
In contrast, the Ayatollahs has said that western rights do not apply in Iran. The regime is anti-humane and appeasing it must end.