Rudy Guiliani: The Iranian Opposition Is a Viable Alternative

Iran Focus

London, 30 Oct – During the annual United Nations General Assembly meetings, the American Iranian diaspora that stands against the Mullahs in Iran came to New York. Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor, and attorney for US President Trump, gave his ninth address to them.

He later said, “We have an obligation to listen to what the Iranian people have been saying over the past nine months in their continuous nationwide protests. I am one of a large bipartisan group of former governors, mayors, military leaders, senior administration officials and members of Congress, who agree on one critical foreign policy, as the Iranian people do: Iran is entitled to freedom and democracy, and should be led by those who have fought for it and with whom America can find its best allies.” Guiliani continued, “We strongly support the largest and most organized Iranian opposition, known as the Mujahedin e-Khalq (MEK). It is very important to realize that fundamental change in Iran requires organization, leadership, a platform, endurance, competence, and sacrifice, and the one group that the Iranian government feels has all those characteristics is the MEK. The one leader that Tehran fears the most is Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the broader coalition of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) which includes the MEK as a member.”

Guiliani believes that this is the explanation for the attempt to to bomb this year’s annual Grand Gathering Event that was held by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) outside Paris. He said that it is also why the Mullahs have murdered tens of thousands of MEK members over the years, and continues to seek ways to eliminate them — even using terrorism in Europe and the United States.

Recently, Iranian terrorists and spies were caught in France, Belgium, Germany, Albania, and in America. They had bombs and photos of senior members of the organized opposition.

In the US, two Iranian spies attended the opposition’s rally in New York last year with a “target package” that included “capture/kill operations,” according to the documents that were seized when they were captured. “New York has seen enough terrorism for several lifetimes; this must not stand,” said Guilaini.

Because the operation was so brash, we can surmise that the government in Iran feels threatened by MEK, and consider them to be an existential threat.

While Tehran tries to solidify its relations with the EU, its diplomats plan bombings. A Nowruz celebration earlier this year in Albania, which both Maryam Rajavi and Guiliani attended, was the target of a bomb plan by Iranian agents.

The previously mentioned the annual conference of the NCRI in Paris was attended by some 100,000 Iranians from the diaspora and international dignitaries including several retired U.S. generals. Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence station chief for all Europe, based at its embassy in Vienna, and three others armed with bombs and explosives, targeted this event.

The fact that Tehran is willing to risk the political backlash of terrorist activity abroad shows the international community how desperate Iranian authorities have become. Guiliani says that “the regime’s terrorism starts at home, where it has killed tens of thousands of its own people. For those in Iran who are the tip of the spear, standing up to the Mullahs in protest, we must say: We have your back.”

The backing of the international community for the organized Iranian opposition in the U.S. and Europe, as well as inside Iran, will help drive the Iranian peoples’ will and courage. In Iran, many are putting their lives on the line in the name of freedom, and in the face of the regime’s attacks, the resistance grows even stronger.

Guiliani believes that Mullahs will be overthrown. “It is a question of when, not if. Clearly, the people of Iran have had enough. The currency has plummeted. In the streets, men and women are demanding a better life, and an end to the corruption and costly regional meddling that has robbed them of their futures. Sanctions are working to cut off the ruling apparatus’ access to funds.These are the conditions that create change, and revolutions,” he says.

Iranians are demanding a democratic republic. The NCRI is ready to step into that role, under the leadership of Maryam Rajavi. The NCRI is a strong and viable alternative to the suppressive, corrupt rulers in Tehran.

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