A declaration signed by over 2,500 European parliamentarians in support of the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising and the Ten-Point Plan for a free Iran based on democracy and equality, a declaration of support by members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and a declaration of support for the Iranian Resistance signed by the Rt. Rev. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and 75 other bishops from across the U.K. were presented to Maryam Rajavi.
In brief remarks, Maryam Rajavi expressed her gratitude to the dignitaries who participated in the Iranian Resistance’s grand gathering. Excerpts:
The event this year was held in a very different circumstance than last year. Iranian cities have been the scenes of major anti-regime protests. The social atmosphere is volatile and the Iranian people demand regime change.
To disappoint them, the mullahs tell the people of Iran that no one hears their voice. And to justify their appeasement of the mullahs, their proponents claim that there is no viable alternative to this regime. These efforts, however, are getting no-where.
The event this year was also different, because the international situation has dramatically changed. It appears that the policy of appeasement has run its course, because it became clear that no amount of economic and political concessions will bring any change to the behavior of the ruling theocracy.
Lending support to the Iranian people and Resistance for freedom, is crucial to a successful firm policy on the religious dictatorship ruling Iran. Toppling the mullahs’ regime is vital to restoration of the human rights of the Iranian people, and to bringing peace and tranquility to the Middle East. And I am confident that the Iranian people will succeed in bringing freedom to Iran.
Thank you and God bless you all
Below you can watch the video of this event: