Roger Godsiff MP, 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.
Roger Godsiff MP, in the Iranian opposition NCRI online conference—October 15, 2020
Thank you for inviting me to participate in this conference today. It’s a great honor for me to be here with my former parliamentary colleagues and all the distinguished guest speakers. I listened to what’s been said today, and I strongly endorse the recommendations put forward by the other speakers in order to counter and stop the terrorism of the Iranian regime. As has been said by other speakers, terror is the means by which some regime survives and stays in power.
It’s a way it advances his reactionary policies and confronts any opposition aiding around or in any other parts of the world. The trails of the regime state terrorism can be traced all over the world. It targets citizens from all over the world.
And as we’ve heard, in recent years, the regime is engaging in attacks against its opponents on European soil with no regard whatsoever for human life. The two bombing plots that we’ve heard about reminds me very much indeed of the ISIS terrorist attacks, whose aim was nothing more than to cause mass casualties and chaos.
If these plots and attacks have been successful, thousands of people including ordinary resistance, parliamentarians, dignitaries, some of whom are at this conference day, will all have been killed. And for what reason? Purely and simply because, like the Iranian people, they supported a free and democratic Iran. In other words, the regime’s terrorism and suppression are the two sides of the same coin, the bias of regime survival.
We cannot allow the regime to succeed in these evil aims. If we, in Europe, stand passively by and do nothing in the face of the crime regimes, terrorist activities in Europe, then I regret to say that we will all be complicit in their evil atrocities. If our governments lack political courage to hold the regime into account, then they should look no further than look at the brave Iranian people and the Iranian resistance movements led by Madame Rajavi, who refused to give in to the regime’s brutal repression.
The reality is that the policy of appeasement that Europe has been pursuing, engaging in endless talks and negotiations for the sake of hollow diplomacy, and preserving the flawed nuclear deal has tilted the balance of power in Iran in favor of the regime, instead of the Iranian people. The sanctions’ relief is not going to the people of Iran who desperately need it. The money is instead being used to support the export of state terrorism.
The Iranian people and Iranian resistance movement bear the heavy task of changing their country for the better as it should be. But the least way Europe can do, and indeed should do, is to stand with the Iranian people and hold the regime to account. Despite the hardship they face, the people of Iran and their resistance movement saw change is within reach. We should take confidence in their views and help them to bring about that change sooner rather than later. Thank you.