Maryam Rajavi at the New Year celebration with elected representatives in France and French supporters of the Iranian Resistance
A New Year celebration was held on January 8, 2017, at Auvers-sur-Oise with political personalities and elected representatives of France as well as French supporters of the Iranian Resistance attending.
Maryam Rajavi addressed the ceremony and said:
The year 2016 saw numerous important developments, both happy and sad.
In this year, terrorism hit the people of France, Europe and the world on several occasions. The callous attacks outraged all of us, particularly the one in Nice with 86 victims, and the other near the city of Rouen, where father Hamel was murdered in cold blood. Also the attack in Berlin at Christmas. We stand by the people of France and we strongly condemn these savageries that are against the teachings of Islam.
A new chapter has begun in the history of the Iranian Resistance. But first, we must help our friends in Albania. Accommodating and re-organizing such a large number of people in a short period of time is not a simple task, and it imposes a heavy financial burden on the Resistance, as well. This is an effort that needs time and tremendous energy. One of the main problems is attending to the needs of the sick and wounded who were deprived of treatment for a long time. But with the support of each and every one of you, I am confident that we can overcome the problems.
Today, the main loser of the ceasefire in Syria is the Iranian regime which is trying with all its might to sabotage the ceasefire. The people of Aleppo demonstrated an exemplary courage and perseverance. In this confrontation, the Iranian regime plunged even deeper in the quagmire of the war in Syria turning it into one of the most critical crises of the mullahs. We hope that the Syrian people's demand for ending the dictatorship of Bashar Assad is realized and peace and democracy are restored in their country. The only lasting solution for this problem is to evict the Revolutionary Guards Corps and their militia groups including the Hezbollah from Syria.
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