Gerry Horkan, Irish Senator, addressed an online event on October 15, 2020, on the Iranian regime’s terrorism and how it undermines global security.
The event, hosted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). Members of Parliament of the U.K. and Irish politicians joined the online conference. Also, many Iranians supporters of the MEK and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)from various countries participated in the event. They focused on the fact that the Iran’s regime is a critical threat to global security, which is especially true considering the mullahs’ terror plots in Europe.
The event came in the wake of new threats by the regime’s incarcerated diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi. Assadi, who arrested following the regime’s foiled bomb plot against the NCRI’s “Free Iran” gathering in 2018 in Paris, threatened Belgian authorities with attacks by the mullahs’ proxy groups if he is found guilty.
The foiled bomb plot in 2018 and Assadi’s threats once again underline the need for European countries to take firm action against the mullahs’ regime.
Irish Senator Gerry Horkan in the Iranian opposition NCRI online conference—October 15, 2020
Based on the experience of the last four decades, we know that appeasement toward the regime has been far from effective. The regime’s terrorism in the Middle East and other parts of the world have only become worse. It hasn’t just been unsuccessful but was counterproductive.
The regime has been blackmailing the West through threats of carrying out terrorist attacks. European government must wake up. Enough of this appeasement and granting concessions to the regime. We must see what needs to be done to prevent terrorism.
Our policy must go beyond talk and condemnation. There must be action. We must firmly respond to every terrorist act. Its funds must be targeted, its embassies close. Cultural centers and companies funded by the mullahs must be closed. Financial transactions with the IRGC must be blocked. Otherwise the regime’s terrorism on our soil will escalate.
Iran is on the verge of a revolution. We must preempt any form of criminal and violent reaction by the regime.
We must recognize this regime is not leading to the best outcome for the people of Iran and the world.