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Washington Times Op-Ed: Iran’s Democratic Destiny, Fueled by Rebellious Youth

Washington Times Op-Ed: Iran's Democratic Destiny, Fueled by Rebellious Youth

Iran’s regime is doomed, desperate and dazed. For weeks, the people of Lebanon and Iraq have risen up against its destructive meddling. And, now for nearly a week, the Resistance, and his advice to protesters in different parts of Tehran

— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) November 24, 2019

Indeed, Ali Khamenei, senior officials, and the state-run media were quick to highlight the MEK’s role in leading the uprising, admitting that the Resistance units are spreading, adapting and implementing increasingly sophisticated tactics to ensure successful anti-regime campaigns, Dr. Safavi added. 

In a press conference on November 24, Ali Shamkhani, the secretary for the regime’s Supreme National Security Council, said, “These people were connected to governments and the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) … I believe 34 MEK members have been arrested so far. A vast network of individuals, operating not under the MEK’s name, but pursuing their line and modus operandi were also identified.” 

Unlike some of its neighbors, Iran has a viable alternative to replace the mullahs, in the form of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which has been advocating for a secular, democratic and free Iran, summed up in the Ten-point Plan by its president-elect, Maryam Rajavi. It has won the praise and support of thousands of parliamentarians, human rights activists and prominent personalities and former officials around the world, Dr. Safavi wrote. 

The Iranian people are ready for freedom. They are capable, have an alternative and are not afraid to make the ultimate sacrifice. Rest assured, Iran’s democratic destiny is firmly in the hands of its rebellious youth. All they ask is for the world to condemn the regime’s crimes against humanity and to support their cry for freedom, he added. 

Ali Safavi (@amsafavi) is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).