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Maryam Rajavi: Iran regime will collapse when Assad is toppled in Syria


NCRI – The mullahs’ regime in Iran will collapse once Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is toppled, Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, told the pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday.

In a major interview that took up a full page of the newspaper, Mrs. Rajavi said that the Iranian regime is founded on three main pillars: obtaining a nuclear bomb, absolute domestic suppression and export of terrorism and extremism abroad.

Mrs. Rajavi pointed out that Tehran’s strategy is based on interference in the internal affairs of other countries, warmongering and export of terrorism; however, the regime’s regional plots failed after the start of the Decisive Storm operation against its proxies.

“The Iranian regime can be defeated once and for all in Bahrain if it is confronted with a decisive alliance formed by regional countries,” Mrs. Rajavi said, adding that the Iranian regime is close to drowning in the quagmire of Syria’s civil war.

Mrs. Rajavi pointed out that the Iranian regime would collapse consequentially should al-Assad be toppled in Syria, which is why Iran’s regime has been trying to keep Assad in power at any cost.

“If Assad falls out of power in Damascus, then the Iranian regime will evidently follow and collapse in Tehran,” Mrs. Rajavi said.

“It’s dying,” Mrs. Rajavi said, expressing the current state of affairs of the Iranian regime. “It has faced defeat in Yemen. The fronts in Syria and Iraq are in effective escalation, and the regime has sent 60,000 Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) soldiers and affiliated militias to fight in Syria,” Mrs. Rajavi added.

When asked about the Iranian regime’s nuclear danger, Mrs. Rajavi explained that the regime has only “temporarily” lost its ability to manufacture a nuclear arsenal and will soon resume what it had long planned for.

“The Iranian regime is skilled with the art of deception and keeping its activities secret. It hasn’t revealed all its cards, and one must say that the international community was not firm enough, because the international community could have taken away everything from the regime,” Mrs. Rajavi said.

On the topic of the regime’s recent ballistic missile activities and violations, Mrs. Rajavi clarified that all factions of the regime pursue the same policy, seeking internal oppression of the people and terrorizing regional nations.

The missile program, according to Mrs. Rajavi, is an attempt for establishing missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, as a part of a plan to spread fear in the region and raise the morale of its supporters.

The full text of the interview was published in Arabic on Page 10 of the Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday, April 17, 2016: http://aawsat.com/node/618191 . A shorter version, carrying highlights of the interview in English was also published on the website of the English edition of the Asharq Al-Awsat:


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