On Saturday 13 july 2019 Ambassador Marc Ginsberg gave a speech in a large crowd gathered in Ashraf 3, Albania, home to Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), to hold the annual Free Iran rally of the Iranian resistance. The event was the fourth installment in a series of events held at Ashraf 3.
Ambassador Marc Ginsberg – Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco and White House Middle East Advisor
Ambassador Marc Ginsberg: You know Madame Rajavi, all of us were young once. We had dreams. On the portraits of each of our aspirations there’s a field of dreams of hopes and aspirations. There are successes and there are failures. There are achievements as well as setbacks. But the one thing that drives us Americans is the belief that what we wish to achieve for ourselves can be achieved by all people who aspire for freedom and for liberty and for dignity.
This field of dreams is shared by everyone in this audience. The aspirations that all of us have for you, for the people of Ashraf, for the people of Iran. My colleagues who are here today want to give you the support and the dignity and aspirations on that field of dreams for the freedom that you wish to lead the Iranian people to. I have one expression that I’ll say in Persian. You are the best.
When I was a young man aspiring on my field of dreams, I worked for Senator Edward Kennedy, who taught me that the challenge of freedom and dignity for people who are oppressed is a lifetime of goals and aspirations and hard work.
I worked; I had the privilege of working for Senator Lieberman when he was running for office in Connecticut. It was with him over these last 40 years that I’ve shared with him and with all the Americans who are here that belief that we can help you achieve what you wish to achieve. I’m only a former ambassador. But the one thing that I do hope is that before I hang up my shingle that I will be able to see the day when a new U.S. Embassy will open in Tehran and that the people of Iran will say to the Americans.