Iran opposition convention causing tensions for regime
On June 14th a common title seen in a variety of state-run outlets in Iran shared concerns of the upcoming Iran opposition convention scheduled for June 30th in Paris this year.
“The foreign policy apparatus must place its official protest to French foreign policy officials and use all its capacity to make this measure by France costly for them,” the state-run Siyasat-e Ruz daily wrote alongside publishing a large image of Iran opposition convention in 2017. Such a text can be considered a direct threat to France.
Why the concerns?
The first characteristic of the Iranian convention is the large number of Diaspora community members taking part from four corners of the globe. Each year this is the largest rally of Iranians in their long history of struggling for freedom.
Iran’s men, women and youths from all ages and all beliefs, all religions and all ethnicities join for the common cause of “Free Iran.” This convention has been held successfully for 14 consecutive years now.
In circumstances that Iran is witnessing a growing number of protests throughout the country following the Dec/Jan uprising, the mullahs regime is extremely concerned this event will become the source of inspiration for Iran’s highly restive society, to stand firm on their demands and the regime change they yearn.
This convention has enjoyed continuous and growing global support behind the Iranian people’s struggle for freedom and democracy. For example, last year hundreds of prominent politicians and government officials, parliamentary delegations and renowned dignitaries from over 50 countries of five continents. Over 60 of these participants delivered speeches.
The list includes Mayor Rudy Giuliani, cybersecurity and legal advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, Gov. Tom Ridge, former French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner, former Italian foreign minister Giulio Terzi, former Canadian foreign minister John Baird, and Saudi Prince Amir Turki Faisal.
The rising credibility Iran’s opposition movement enjoys through these conventions heavies the balance of power on the international stage in favor of the Iranian people. This also impacts global policies in the interests of the Iranian people’s protests and against the mullahs’ regime.
This convention gains even more importance through its very organized presentation, providing a view to the world about the capabilities in this Iranian opposition movement.
All observers in these conventions get a first-hand view of a very powerful alternative with growing popularity aimed at overthrowing the fascist dictatorship ruling Iran.
This alternative enjoys vast social support and political backing on the global scene behind the Iranian people’s legitimate right in the face of the religious fascism sitting on the throne in Iran.
This struggle is represented and voiced by Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi in her ten-point-plan for a future and free Iran.
The presence of tens of thousands of Iranians at the scene confirm the popular roots of this movement. The Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) is presented as the ready and capable democratic alternative to replace the Iranian regime.
The Iranian regime’s domestic issues are also another major factor Tehran has to keep in mind. The Iranian people showed their opposition and hatred to this regime during the Dec/Jan uprising, especially chanting “Reformists, principalists, game over,” showing how the masses no longer have any illusion about so-called reformists or moderates in Iran. The people are demanding this regime’s overthrow, with all its factions and entities.
In these conditions, such a telling convention by a credible opposition movement with all the characteristics mentioned above, prevents the Iranian regime from continuing its reformists/principalists scheme.
This proves to the world that when the mullahs have no solutions from within, there is a democratic alternative with half a century of experience and support inside the country and abroad.
In this gathering Tehran is witnessing a ready force flexing its muscles and enjoying growing popularity. This is the message causing concerns for the mullahs regarding this convention.
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Originally published in the English.mojahedin