By Amir Taghati
Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has called on Europe to cut their financial ties to the Iranian Regime, so that increased pressure on the Iranian Regime can bring about the downfall of the mullahs.
Her call came during a video broadcast to the 2018 Iran Uprising Summit held in New York on Saturday, where more than 1,700 supporters of the NCRI and the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran (PMOI/MEK) gathered to hear about the Iranian uprising and how to work towards a new, democratic Iranian republic.
During her speech, Rajavi said that the desperate actions by the Regime in recent months, including attempted terrorist attacks on Resistance members in Europe, were a way for the mullahs to test Western governments.
She said: “In committing these crimes, the mullahs are testing Western governments. In such circumstances, a lack of resolve or a passive attitude by Western governments will intensify the regime’s terrorist actions.”
She implored Western governments to shut down Iranian embassies, which were used by the mullahs to plot the attempted bombing of the Free Iran Gathering 2018 in Paris in June, and urged the United Nation’s Security Council to address Iran’s “flagrant violations of “human rights in Iran, especially the torture and massacre of political prisoners”, and its export of terrorism and warmongering in the Middle East region”.
She said that sanctions against Iran are the wish of the Iranian people, as it will help to pull down the Regime.
Other prominent speakers at the event included Rudy Giuliani, attorney for Donald Trump, General James Jones, former US National Security Advisor under President Obama, Bernard Kouchner, former French foreign minister, Giulio Terzi, former Italian foreign minister, and Michael Mukasey, former U.S. attorney general.
Jones said that Iran should never be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons and called on Gulf countries to push Iran and its militias out of Syria, while Giuliani advised that the Iranian Regime is terrified of the Resistance, which is why they try so hard to crush them.
Giuliani also shared a personal story about the late Senator John McCain, a major supporter of the Iranian Resistance. McCain knew that he would not live to see a Free Iran and asked Giuliani to take his place when Tehran was liberated.
The audience was filled with members of the Iranian diaspora from around the country and the world, who want to return to a Free Iran.