Thousands take part in the ‘March to Freedom’ rally in Berlin, in solidarity with the Iranian resistance and the uprisings in Iran
On July 23, waving the banners of the Free Iran World Summit 2022 and pictures of Massoud and Maryam Rajavi, leaders of the Iranian Resistance, thousands of Iranians gathered in Berlin and expressed their firm determination to pursue and engage in regime change in Iran.
Provocative and spurred on by the Iranian regime’s terrorist conspiracies and plots inside Albania aimed at silencing the voice of resistance this year, supporters of the Iranian Resistance have called on the international community to consider the regime of Tehran for what it is and to join their struggle to fight religious fascism that has brought extremism and devastation to the Middle East and insecurity to other parts of the world.
Ms. Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI President-elect sends a video message to the rally.
“What is the correct and effective policy against the religious fascism in power in Iran and its Gestapo? The correct and effective response to religious fascism is one word, ‘firmness’, not prostration.” Mrs. Rajavi said, adding:
“Former German intelligence chief revealed that the Iranian regime had been behind several terrorist operations after the signing of the JCPOA, but the Europeans kept silent because they did not want to jeopardize the agreement on Iran’s nuclear.
“So gentlemen, you missed the JCPOA and instead have to deal with the terrorism of the regime as it nears a nuclear bomb. Really, how long do you want to leave the monster of terrorism and fundamentalism to you? take for a ride?
“What kind of politics is this? Its victims are Western nationals in Iran. Of course, the main victims have always been and continue to be the Iranian people and the Resistance.
Several German lawmakers joined the large rally and addressed the crowd expressing their support for the National Council of Resistance in Iran and its main organization with a strong network in Iran, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization. .
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) July 23, 2022
Excerpts from the speeches are reflected below:
Eduard Lintner, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Secretary of the Interior (1991-1998)
The Assadi case is not only a Belgian problem because Assadi is on the EU terrorist list. The Iranian regime is threatening to take dual nationals hostage. Assadi’s conviction was an important signal that the Iranian regime’s impunity is over. The question we have to ask ourselves now is can this bring about a change in the behavior of Iran? The answer is clearly no. We cannot allow the Iranian regime to take European hostages. We need a change of strategy in our policy towards the Iranian regime.
A well-organized movement that can lead Iran to a democratic future exists. It is led by Mrs. Rajavi, the MEK and the NCRI. They can really strengthen our position when dealing with the Iranian regime.
Dr. Franz-Josef Jung – Federal Minister of Defense (2005-2009)
The Iranian regime has used violence and torture. We should all be aware that this regime would not be more powerful if it did not use violence to suppress the Iranian people.
Europe clearly sees that the Iranian people do not want the mullahs’ theocracy and do not want to return to the Shah’s dictatorship. They want democracy. Mrs. Rajavi has been presenting the ten-point plan for years. It promises the success of the fantastic culture of Iran. Iran can quickly become a powerful and dynamic country.
The Iranian regime must know that its time is up. Iran will only be a serious partner of the world if it is a free country and respects the rights of its people. We are not there yet. We must support the Iranian Resistance to achieve this goal. Many Western governments still take the appeasement approach. This does not help the Iranian people. The agreement we saw in Belgium is just one example.
Christoph de Vries – Member of the parliamentary control committee for the control of the federal intelligence services
Oppression and terror are a sign of weakness, not strength. The Iranian regime is on the way to fall. The treaty that the Belgian government is considering must not pass. Assadi played a role in a terrorist plot. He must not be released. He must not enjoy impunity. If released, it will open the floodgates of terror in Europe.
We want a free and democratic Iran. The Iranian people want to get rid of the dictatorial regime. You have my support.
Today’s event included speeches from representatives of Iranian youth associations and other Iranian communities in Europe. They admired the courage of the Iranian Resistance and its determination to overthrow the Iranian regime. They also denounced the policy of appeasement of the European powers towards the regime.
“We see cooperation between Germany and the Iranian regime over the past 40 years. During this time, the regime has executed over 100,000 freedom fighters and exported terrorism across the world. A regime diplomat attempted to bomb a large resistance gathering. We still haven’t seen the German government take serious action in this regard,” said the representative of Iranian youth communities.
“It is a strong, organized Resistance movement, spread over five continents and endowed with unprecedented legitimacy. This Resistance movement brought the conciliators to their knees in a campaign that lasted 18 days in the streets of Europe and the Americas. It is the pride of every Iranian to have such an organization and such a movement,” said a representative of the Association of Iranian Experts.
“The MEK has proven that it will not give in to pressure, repression or appeasement. They are a national treasure. They will bring the mullahs to their knees,” he concluded.