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Strasbourg – Maryam Rajavi visits Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

NCRI – On Monday, October 1, 2007, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi was invited by the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) Parliamentary Group to speak at the Council of Europe.

Lord Russell-Johnston, former chairman of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe along with a number of other European lawmakers including Jean Huss, MP from Luxemburg, Baroness Knight of Collingtree from British Conservative Party, Alan Meale, MP from British Labour Party, Morten Messerschmidt MP from Danish People’s Party, Doris Frommelt, MP from Lichtenstein, and Dr. Rudy Vis, MP from British Labour Party, welcomed Mrs. Rajavi to the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasburg.

 

NCRI – On Monday, October 1, 2007, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi was invited by the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) Parliamentary Group to speak at the Council of Europe.
Lord Russell-Johnston, former chairman of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe along with a number of other European lawmakers including Jean Huss, MP from Luxemburg, Baroness Knight of Collingtree from British Conservative Party, Alan Meale, MP from British Labour Party, Morten Messerschmidt MP from Danish People’s Party, Doris Frommelt, MP from Lichtenstein, and Dr. Rudy Vis, MP from British Labour Party, welcomed Mrs. Rajavi to the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasburg.

Mrs. Rajavi addressed the session of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) Parliamentary Group.
The President-elect of Iranian Resistance criticized the appeasement policy toward the mullahs’ regime and emphasized that those who pursue this policy are mistaken to think they can contain the mullahs’ terrorism and fundamentalism.
Mrs. Rajavi also took part in a press conference, in which a number of deputies from the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe participated. Addressing European governments, Mrs. Rajavi said, "The time has come for you to open your eyes and ears. Do not the pave the way for a devastating war through the policy of appeasement."
Separately, Mrs. Rajavi met with a number of EU lawmakers to discuss the Iranian regime’s present crisis and the threats it poses to international and regional peace and tranquility.
She stressed that foreign military intervention and war are not the solution for the Iranian crisis. There is a third option to bring change to Iran and end the religious dictatorship there, which relies on the Iranian people and their organized resistance.
The European lawmakers condemned the violation of human rights in Iran and expressed their support for the Iranian Resistance’s endeavors to end the Iranian people’s miseries and to establish democracy in the country.