On the brink of the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, an online international summit, entitled “Trans-Atlantic Summit on Iran Policy, Time to Hold the Iranian Regime Accountable,” brought together Iranians in various countries around the world from 10,000 locations.
Among the personalities who addressed the summit were 30 bipartisan U.S. lawmakers from the House and the Senate, including Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Bob Menendez, and dignitaries like Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor, General James Jones, National Security Advisor to President Obama (2009-2010), Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Joseph Lieberman, former U.S. Senator, as well as a delegation of U.K. lawmakers, and Amb. Giulio Terzi, former Foreign Minister of Italy.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the keynote speaker of the summit, paid tribute to Navid Afkari, a rebellious national hero recently executed by the regime and said: “Faced with executions and massacres, the people of Iran urge the United Nations, and the U.N. Security Council, in particular, to restore snapback sanctions stipulated in the six U.N. resolutions against the clerical regime in Iran. Otherwise, Khamenei will continue to ravage the nation as his regime’s survival depends on murder and suppression. If Khamenei were to stop executions, he would lose control of the situation, and uprisings simmering in the depths of Iranian society would erupt and overthrow the mullahs’ religious fascism.”
Speakers in the summit demanded justice for over 30,000 MEK and other activists, political prisoners massacred in 1988. They urged an end to the policy of appeasement and demanded those who ordered and carried out this great crime, who currently occupy high positions in the regime, to be brought to justice.
General Jack Keane joined the summit. In his remarks, Gen. Keane said, “We in the US are inspired by the Iranian people’s raw courage and by Maryam Rajavi’s leadership, and what she will achieve as president of Iran. We identify completely with the people protesting in the streets of Iran.”
General Jack Keane, former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
In the last year, 1,500 brave Iranians were killed by the mullahs because they protested the regime’s tyranny. 12,000 are in prison and are being tortured. Navid Afkari, the champion, was murdered by the regime this week.
The JCPOA had provided the mullahs with $150 billion to fuel terrorism and given Iran a path to nuclear weapons. Qassem Soleimani, who ran Iran’s proxy wars and terror campaigns, was finally killed. His death was a major turning point for the leaders in the region to form an alliance against the mullahs.
The mullahs’ system is failing the Iranian people. Khamenei is trying to create a global economic crisis by disrupting the flow of oil, and he has failed.
The people of Iran recognize the regime is on its heels, is more isolated than ever. The people see and feel the momentum gaining against the mullahs. The Iranian people know they are the point of the spear, they are on a path to regime change. Not only are they in the streets demonstrating against the regime, but they are also targeting the regime’s facilities and symbols.
We in the US are inspired by the Iranian people’s raw courage and by Maryam Rajavi’s leadership, and what she will achieve as president of Iran. We identify completely with the people protesting in the streets of Iran.