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Free Iran World Summit 2023: Onward to a Democratic Republic, Simultaneous with Ever-largest Demonstration of Iranians in Paris

Free Iran 2023
Free Iran 2023

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Maryam Rajavi: Regime has called upon the USA and Europe to obstruct the transformation in Iran under the pretense of security. However, this regime, just like the Shah’s regime, cannot be propped up, not even with crutches, nor by suppressing the Iranian Resistance.

Speeches by Mike Pence, Liz Truss, Stephen Harper, Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, Guy Verhofstadt, Members of the U.S. Congress and European Parliaments, and former Prime Ministers, Presidents, and Foreign Ministers

Today, on Saturday, July 1, 2023, the Free Iran World Summit 2023: Onward a Democratic Republic will convene at the headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris. Simultaneously, a the largest ever demonstration of Iranians abroad will be held in the Vauban Square in Paris in support of the Iran Uprising for a democratic Republic, separation of religion and state, and the Ten-Point Plan of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

During this summit, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance for the transitional period, emphasized in her remarks, “Appeasement towards the mullahs’ regime may lead to more bloodshed among our people and our resistance, it may lengthen the list of executions, and it may fill more prisons. Yet, it will be futile in protecting Khamenei from his inevitable downfall. ……….Just like the Shah’s dictatorship, the religious dictatorship is teetering on the brink of collapse. As you couldn’t keep the Shah’s regime afloat, you cannot prop up the mullahs, not even with crutches, nor by suppressing the Iranian Resistance. Regardless of whether the JCPOA is active or not, the era of religious fascism has drawn to a close, and the sun of its existence is setting on the horizon of its downfall.”

She added, ” I must reiterate. We neither desire nor have ever asked foreign governments to help our people and our resistance to topple the regime. Instead, we urge them to cease supporting the mullahs.”

In her speech, which was broadcast live for the demonstrators at Vauban Square, Mrs. Rajavi pointed out, “We will not permit any compromise on the autonomy of the Resistance and Iran’s sovereignty for all the world’s wealth. We refuse to abandon our core beliefs, values, battles, and ideals to pursue power. We shall not endure the slightest hint of tyranny, exploitation, or authoritarian intent, be it from the dictatorships of the Shah or the mullahs. Furthermore, we do not depend on any foreign power to liberate Iran.”

She further added, ” Khamenei and his Guard Corps (IRGC) are painfully aware of the forthcoming wave of uprisings. Consequently, they call upon the USA and Europe to intervene, obstruct the transformation in Iran, suppress the leaders of the popular uprising, and limit their fundamental rights of freedom of expression, assembly, and political engagement under the pretense of security or national sovereignty. Is this truly indicative of 21st-century Europe?”

More than 500 legislators, former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, and former officials from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East are attending this summit, with several of them delivering speeches. Notable participants include former U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Belgium Guy Verhofstadt, former President of the Federal Parliament of Germany Rita Süssmuth, former Speaker of the House of Commons in the UK John Berkow, Ambassador John Bolton, and former advisors to U.S. presidents General James Jones. Additionally, Bernard Kushner and Michèlle Alliot-Marie, and Hubert Vèdrine, former foreign ministers of France, Senator Giulio Terzi, former Foreign Minister of Italy, John Baird, former Foreign Minister of Canada, Dr. Liam Fox, former Secretary of Defense of the UK, General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, and Senator Joseph Lieberman, Lance Gooden, U.S. Congressman from Texas, and Raul Ruiz, U.S. Congressman from California, are among the distinguished participants. Ms. Liz Truss, former Prime Minister of the UK, and Mr. Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Secretary of State until 2021, will also address the session via online platforms.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

July 1, 2023