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. Mayor Rudy Giuliani was one of the prominent politicians who took part in the gathering and delivered important remarks. He said:
“I accuse [Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei] and [Iranian regime President Hassan] Rouhani and all their followers, I accuse them of murder. Not just murder but mass murder. How can we tolerate this? Four decades of mass murder and crimes against humanity,” said former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani during his speech at the MEK Rally in Ashraf 3.
Giuliani called on the leaders of Europe to stand up against the human rights violations of the regime and support the Iranian people’s struggle for freedom and democracy. “Stand up leaders of Europe. Stand up in Germany, the UK, France, Italy. If you gave us freedom and democracy, don’t turn your back now on democracy and freedom,” Giuliani said.
“When you put money in the hands of murderers, you are supporting murderers. When a German company makes business with Iran, they are helping to kill people in Syria, or kill us here in Albania. You are funding murderers. That makes you complicit in murder. We don’t allow people to fund murder. Wake up. When you buy oil from Iran you are funding murder. Face it and stop it,” Mayor Giuliani continued.
Giuliani also stressed that contrary to other countries in the Middle East region, there’s an alternative in Iran. “This isn’t one of those situations when we have to dispose of a regime and we know that a more horrible regime will come. That was the case in Libya. But here we don’t have that problem. We have the biggest sponsor of terrorism in the world and then we have the NCRI, led by the President-elect Maryam Rajavi. We know there is a group of people who are dedicated to freedom and the cause of it,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani also emphasized that the Iranian resistance has a platform for the future of Iran that demonstrates its dedication to freedom and democracy. “We have a government in exile that has written down its principles. Free elections in six months. Gender equality. System of law. Fair trial. And they oppose capital punishment. This is a good organization. And if you have built this place in three months, you can do that in six months,” Giuliani added MEK Rally in Ashraf 3.