On July 13, 2019, Ashraf 3, new home to members of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) hosted many Iranians and distinguished figures from the world’s five continents. Former French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Interior, and Justice Michele Alliot Marie was one of the prominent politicians who took part in the gathering and delivered important remarks. She said:
“I thank you for representing a vision, a direction that unites all Iranians and many people in the world… Iran is behind all the crises in the Middle East. Iran destabilizes the whole region. Iran finances terrorists and supports them with weapons,” said MEP Michèle Alliot-Marie.
“When we talk about Iran we don’t talk about the Iranian people. I refer to the regime that destabilizes the region. The Iranian people isn’t like that,” stressed Alliot-Marie. “We should not be illusional, we have cultural and political differences, but we have values that are common and we should fight for them.”
“We are lucky enough to enjoy these values but we almost lost them at a certain point and there were friends who helped us to keep them. For these reasons we have to stand with the Iranians who want to protect their fundamental human rights,” Alliot-Marie concluded.