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NCRI - Alejo Vidal Quadras, a prominent European politician gave an inspiring speech at the Free Iran Gathering in Paris last weekend, in which he threw his support behind the Iranian Resistance and their president Maryam Rajavi.He as a former vice president of the European Union, said that the gathering showed that the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an umbrella organisation of many Iranian Resistance groups, with Rajavi at its helm, was the only chance for democratic change in Iran.


At the “Free Iran” rally on Saturday 1st July just outside Paris, many prominent political figures and dignitaries from around the world gathered to pay tribute to the Resistance and its leader Mrs. Maryam Rajavi. They pledged their continuing support to the people of Iran and its opposition and called for the overthrow of the Iranian regime.

NCRI - Robert Torricelli, an American politician who served as the United States senator from New Jersey from 1997 to 2003 member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1997 spoke at the “Free Iran” rally on Saturday 1st July.

The “Free Iran” rally is an annual event that is organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

NCRI - Theresa Villiers, a Member of Parliament from the United Kingdom's Conservative Party, has announced her support for "freedom for Iran." Speaking at the Free Iran rally in Paris on July 1, Ms. Villiers pointed to the "shocking human rights record of the Iranian regime," which she described as a "tyranny."

"Nearly 700 people were put to death in a single six month period in 2015. That’s equivalent to around three every single day of the year.

NCRI - A US politician hailed the work done by the Iranian Resistance to expose the bloody Regime in Tehran at the Free Iran Grand Gathering in Paris, last weekend.  Linda Chavez, Chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity and former Director of the Office of Public Liaison, praised the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK), an activist branch of the Resistance, and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which serves as a government-in-exile, for their commitment to the cause.

NCRI - Jordan’s al-Qad TV aired a report covering the major Iranian opposition convention in Paris and described this movement’s objectives:

Powerful speeches were delivered by a number of Arab, European and Western figures, including those of the Iranian opposition. This rally is focused on how the Iranian opposition is seeking to topple the mullahs’ regime.


- On Monday June 3, 2017, Saudi Arabia’s al-Riyadh newspaper in an article titled “Velayat-e faqih, a regime in downhill,” wrote: “A number of participants in the Iranian Resistance grand gathering in Paris expressed their optimism about the overthrow of the Iranian regime after the glorious presence of Iranian dissidents and political, parliamentary and military figures from five continents.”

The annual gathering of the Iranian opposition for a free Iran convened in Villepinte, Paris, in the afternoon of Saturday, July 1, 2017, lasting for 10 hours.

Tens of thousands of supporters and hundreds of distinguished personalities, elected representatives and activists for human and women’s rights activists from U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Australia participated in the rally in solidarity for a free Iran.


During the “Free Iran” rally on July 1st, a panel discussed the overthrow of the clerical regime in Iran and the end of war and terrorism in the Middle East.

The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Mohammad Mohaddessin, thanked the participants for attending on behalf of the President-elect Maryam Rajavi.

By Jubin Katiraie

This weekend in a cavernous convention hall outside of Paris, over 100,000 flag waving, foot-stomping, cheering supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran ( consisted of MEK/PMOI and other groups and personalities) gathered for their annual meeting.