The majority of the Yemeni Parliament, in a significant development, has made a noteworthy announcement by expressing its endorsement of the ongoing uprising by the Iranian people, who are demanding a democratic Republic. This global statement was issued during the second day of the Free Iran Global Summit held in Paris.
The statement, carrying significant weight due to the participation of prominent figures like Ahmad Obaid bin Daghr, former Prime Minister and current Speaker of the Yemeni Parliament, highlights the growing international solidarity with the Iranian population’s aspirations for political change.
One of the key points supported in the statement is the comprehensive Ten-Point plan proposed by Maryam Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. The global statement not only calls for international support, but also urges decisive action against the current regime. It specifically advocates for blacklisting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and holding regime officials accountable for their severe human rights violations.
This development emphasizes the increasing recognition and resonance of the Iranian people’s struggle for democratic governance and a better future. As the international community rallies behind their cause, the pressure on the current regime continues to mount, creating the possibility for significant transformation in Iran.
The full statement signed by the majority of Yemeni Parliament is as follows:
Support the Iranian People in Their Struggle
For a Secular and Democratic Republic
For the past six months, the world has witnessed a sweeping popular uprising in Iran, demanding freedom and democracy. Some 750 protesters have been killed and 30,000 arrested. While any change should come from the Iranian people and their own resistance, the international community has its own responsibility.
We stand in solidarity with the people of Iran in their desire for a secular and democratic republic where no individual, regardless of religion or birthright, has any privilege over others. Through their slogans, the Iranian people have made it clear that they reject all forms of dictatorship, be it the deposed Shah or the current theocratic regime, and thus reject any association with either.
We believe it is for the Iranian people to decide their future. However, we recognize the fact that over the past four decades, the democratic coalition of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has constantly and tirelessly pursued democratic change. In this respect, we believe the Ten-point Plan articulated by the NCRI President, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, deserves our support. It stands for free elections, freedom of assembly and expression, abolition of the death penalty, gender equality, the separation of religion and state, autonomy for Iran’s ethnicities, and a non-nuclear Iran.
The Iranian people’s courageous uprising can be attributed, on the one hand, to the explosive state of Iranian society, a product of suppression, poverty, discrimination, and government corruption, and, on the other hand, four decades of nationwide organized resistance. Tragically, in the summer of 1988 alone, over 30,000 political prisoners – the vast majority of whom were members of the MEK – were brutally massacred.
We condemn the Iranian regime’s meddling in the Middle East region and Europe, including its terrorist attempts and cyber-attacks in Albania.
We urge the international community to stand with the Iranian people in their quest for change and to take decisive steps against the current regime. This includes blacklisting the IRGC and holding regime officials accountable for their crimes against humanity.