Alireza Jafarzadeh, Deputy Director of the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), appeared on CNBC on Friday to discuss the elections in Iran for the regime's Parliament and Assembly of Experts.
It would be naive in the extreme to think that Hassan Rouhani, the president of the clerical regime in Iran is a moderate, Lord Tony Clarke, member of the UK House of Lords and former Leader of the British Labor Party said in a speech during a meeting of a delegation of British parliamentarians with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, in Paris on Friday.
Lord Clarke told the meeting: “Rouhani and his ministers who wish to shadow their smiles and mount statements and suggestions that somehow they've become moderates. Moderates? Two recent reports from Amnesty International and United Nations' Committee on the Rights of the Child clearly expose the truth of how the mullahs treat their citizens, especially young people.”
“We want to see a firm policy from the UK government on Iran” and for it to “support the Iranian Resistance,” Mr. Jim Fitzpatrick, a Member of Parliament from the United Kingdom, said in meeting of a delegation of British parliamentarians meeting with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, in Paris on Friday.
Mr. Fitzpatrick was among the members of a cross-party delegation that expressed its full support for the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) at Camp Liberty, Iraq, and urged the UK and US governments as well as the UN Security Council to guarantee the safety and security of the Camp Liberty residents until the departure of all of them from Iraq.
Speaking at a meeting of a cross-party delegation of British lawmakers with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, on Friday in Paris, Mr. Mark Williams, a Member of Parliament from the United Kingdom, urged policy makers in the West to listen to the Iranian Resistance’s warnings about human rights violations taking place in Iran.
“The world needs to wake up to the human rights violations in Iran,” he said.
“Real change is needed in Iran and that is only possible if the Iranian people can be freed to break through the wall of suppression,” Mr. Davis Jones, a prominent member of the British Parliament and former Secretary of State for Wales said in meeting of a delegation British parliamentarians meeting with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, in Paris on Friday.
Below is the text of speech by Rt. Hon. David Jones, at the meeting in which a statement by more than 200 cross-Party MPs and Peers were presented to Mrs. Rajavi calling on the UK government to adopt a firm policy towards the Iranian regime:
Cross party UK parliamentary delegation meets Iran’s opposition leader
Statement by Rt. Hon. David Jones MP, former Secretary of State for Wales, 12 February 2016:
More than 200 cross-Party MPs and Peers today called on the UK government to adopt a firm policy towards Iran and make any improvement in bilateral relations conditioned on an end to human rights abuses and regional meddling. The announcement was unveiled at a meeting attended by a delegation of eight MPs and one member of the House of Lords with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, north of Paris at the headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Iranian exiles took part in a rally in London’s Parliament Square and St James' Square on Thursday, February 4, to protest against the presence of an the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference.
Iranians, taking part in a rally organized by National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), stressed that Iran has been the main supporter of Syrian dictator, Bashar Assad and has facilitated the massacre of the Syrian people.
Jean-François Legaret, mayor of the 1st district of Paris, addressed a demonstration by thousands of Iranians and human rights activists against the presence of the Iranian regime’s president, Hassan Rouhani, in the French capital.
The protesters urged France and other EU governments to make their relations with the Iranian regime contingent upon an improvement of human rights in Iran and an end to the support of the mullahs for the massacre of the Syrian people by Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
“We will not be deceived by Hassan Rouhani’s smiles. If he was a true moderate, on his very first day of presidency he would have protested against the executions that are happening in Iran; he would have released the political prisoners; he would have stopped acid attacks on women and many other brutal punishments,” Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, President of International Committee In Search of Justice declared in his speech at Thursday’s rally by thousands of Iranians in Paris simaltanous with Hassan Rouhani’s visit to France.