No Time to Lose with the Iranian Resistance

Free Iran Global Summit
No Time to Lose with the Iranian Resistance
Free Iran Global Summit

Tens of thousands of Iranian expatriates who are in favor of democracy in their own country will be taking part on July 17th in a Free Iran Global Summit which will be screening online.

The U.S. government is concerned that the religious extremists who are currently ruling Iran will carry on with the sponsoring of terrorist activities throughout the globe.

Up to this point Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Quds (Jerusalem) Force, and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) have been the subjects of investigations and are found responsible for bombing plots and assassinations globally.

In 2018, there was one such event where German, Belgian, and French police working collectively to prevent the MOIS from detonating a dangerous explosive device at an Iranian Resistance rally near Paris hosted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). It also included senior dignitaries from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. These sorts of attacks only show up the extremist actions of the current regime which are attacks on its key opposition movement.

What has been particularly worrying is the appeasement towards Iran which has been taking place so persistently by European countries and the United States without even thinking about what was going on in Iran. It wasn’t until 2012 that the D.C. Court of Appeals and the State Department were ordered to erase the (PMOI / MEK Iran) from the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organization list.

The author of this article, Rob Maness, said his knowledge of the organization at Ashraf was gained from reading several Department of Defense intelligence reports, his independent study, as well as direct knowledge from working with the organization which included his unannounced inspection visits into the living and working areas in Ashraf.

Rob Maness said that the U.S. troops and (PMOI / MEK Iran) who lived at Ashraf had a great relationship. There was always ongoing mutual trust. When they were short of water, the (PMOI / MEK Iran) would pump 10,000 gallons per day. The (PMOI / MEK Iran) was always eager to share information and every month US intelligence officers from Baghdad visited Ashraf to gain much-needed knowledge from the (PMOI / MEK Iran).

Maness said that power in Iran is not the key concern of the NCRI and (PMOI / MEK Iran) but ensuring democracy was one of their key demands. This is what the Islamic fundamentalists do not want. Both the two organizations, NCRI and (PMOI / MEK Iran) seek the following which contradicts Iranian fundamentalist beliefs:

  • no clergy should have complete control over the interpretation of the Quran;
  • equality for religions and races;
  • equality between those in power and those not;
  • equality between men and women;
  • clerics should not have total control over their congregations.

Unfortunately, Maness says, some western countries believe that the ideas of the (PMOI / MEK Iran) and NCRI reflect Marx and Lenin’s teachings, even though in reality these philosophies ‘’ more accurately reflect Jefferson and Madison.’’

The Free Iran Global Summit online on July 17th intends to send the message that the people of Iran are seeking a regime change, and Western leaders should no longer appease as it is not in the interests of ordinary Iranians and it is encouraging terrorist activities by the regime to take place overseas.

Those two organizations are the NCRI and the (PMOI / MEK Iran) are trying to install democracy, freedom, and peace in the region.