Saudi Arabia’s open support for Iranian Resistance

Circa News published an article about Saudi Arabia’s open support for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) which many are saying is the beginning of the “redrawing of some lines of history”.

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki bin Faisal spoke at a gathering in Paris called “Free Iran” on 9th July. He gave his support to the NCRI and their leader Maryam Rajavi and called for the ousting of the mullahs’ regime.

Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey who was also at the event in Paris was stunned. He said: “What I saw was perhaps the redrawing of some lines of history that everybody has insisted will persist until the millennium or the next millennium.”

Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, who also attended the rally said that it was a “historical” moment. He said: “That tells you that the Saudis are beginning to believe that the current dictatorship is such a threat, that they need to publicly, openly be with the Iranian freedom movement (and) that Iran is really a danger to the stability of the whole region.” 

Howard Dean, a former Democratic presidential candidate, speaking to Circa said that the event is “astonishing”.

Rajavi told the crowd earlier that the overthrow of the oppressive regime in Iran “is possible and within reach”. Later, Prince Turki bin Faisal said: “Your legitimate struggle against the Khomeinist regime will achieve its goal, sooner, rather than later.” He confirmed that he too wants the overthrow of the regime.

The article also says that Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, former deputy foreign minister for Arab and African Affairs, claims Saudi Arabia’s support of the MEK in the overthrow of the Islamic Republic, “confirms that Saudi Arabia’s widespread financial and security support for terrorism has always been the agenda of Riyadh.” 

Retired commandant of the Marine Corps and four-star General James Conway speaking about Iran’s position in the region said: “If you accept that a future Iran with nuclear weapons tied to terrorism could see one day a nuclear weapon in one of our cities that would make Iran a serious consideration, and I would say a serious threat.”