Rouhani's Remarks, in an Appeal to the French President, Reflect His Panic Over the Popular Uprising and the Popularity of the PMOI
Iran Uprising – No. 28
Citing Iran's "state television", AFP reported that while making a clear allusion to the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, Rouhani told President Macron, "We criticize the fact that a terrorist group has a base in France and acts against the Iranian people and encourages violence. We expect the French government to act against this terrorist group ".
These remarks reflect above all the anxiety of the mullahs' regime in the face of the expansion of the uprising against the religious dictatorship and the growing popularity of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) and the Iranian Resistance. Rouhani accused the PMOI of violence, while the European Union, its member countries, as well as the United States, strongly criticized the Iranian regime for the repression of demonstrations, killing and seriously injuring many people and President Macron has expressed concern on the death of the protestors. To date, dozens of unarmed protesters have been killed by Revolutionary Guards and thousands more arrested.
According to the press release of the Presidency of the French Republic, this call "that was planned before the demonstrations in Iran in recent days "has allowed the President of the Republic to express his concern about the number of victims related to demonstrations "and encourage Rouhani" to show restraint and calming down the situation "and stress that" fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and demonstration, must be respected.”
However, Rouhani and the mullahs' regime have preferred to also censor the French President's remarks. Rouhani has tried, with clumsiness, to gain credibility from the contact of the French President, at this critical period that the death knell for the regime is ringing.
Today the United States representative to the United Nations called for a Security Council session to address the crackdown on the uprising of the Iranian people. For years, the Iranian Resistance has been demanding that crimes against humanity committed by the mullahs' regime, in particular the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, be investigated.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 2, 2018