Annual Iranian Resistance Gathering in Paris
In an interview with the Lars Larson radio station on the topic of the Iranian People’s uprising, Ali Reza Jafarzadeh, a representative of the National Council Resistance of Iran in Washington, said that demonstrations and protest movements, which have now grown nation-wide, date back to December 2017 which has continued so far.
Anti-government demonstrations actually erupted to protest against economic conditions, high prices and rampant corruption, but quickly turned into anti-government demonstration. People chanted “death to Khamenei” and “death to Rouhani”. They rejected the whole religious ruling system and demanded freedom.
He added that after the uprising of the Iranian people, there was a large demonstrations in the city of Kazerun where tens of thousands of people participated and entered into confrontations with the IRGC forces and did not retreat.
Recently, a young woman emerged in a main square in the city of Karaj, one of Iran’s major cities near Tehran, and chanted “Death to Khamenei.” She repeated this slogan and people gathered around her. She chose this courageous way of expressing herself to tell other women and men in Iran that this slogan is the true slogan of the Iranian people against the regime.
Jafarzadeh said that since people know their true enemies, there is great motivation and hope for change in Iran. What is seen today in the Iranian scene was not seen in the past.
Jafarzadeh added that an organized opposition has been presented against the Iranian regime over the past fourteen years, which is a mighty opposition based in Paris, with a well-known leadership and clear programs led by a woman, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi. She has offered a 10-point plan for the future of Iran, saying that the only criterion for the legitimacy is what came out of the ballot box and not religious dictatorship.
She believes in the separation of religion from the state, the freedom of the media, the freedom of parties, the free economy and the support of peace in the Middle East, and says that we demand a non-nuclear Iran. This program is supported not only by the Iranian people, but by all the countries of the region and the United States, and there is a widespread bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States.
“The Iranian resistance is the voice of the Iranian people and their uprising to overthrow the theocratic regime,” said the deputy of the National Council of the Iranian Resistance in Washington. “The Free Iran 2018, which represents all these voices, will be held in Paris on 30 June with the participation of well-known speakers to show the continuation of relations between the uprisings Inside Iran and the voices outside Iran.” He concluded all the governments should stand alongside the Iranian people.
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