Sunday, May 6, 2018

Iran Freedom Convention In Washington D.C & Maryam Rajavi's Message

Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and Democracy was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018,  in Washington, D.C.  Delegations representing Iranian communities, youths and women attended the convention from various states. ‌A number of prominent US dignitaries and officials attended and addressed the convention, as well.

At the Iran Freedom Convention for Democracy and Human Rights on Saturday, May 5, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani made a stirring speech in favour of regime change in Iran brought by the people and their organised resistance forces, including the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Giuliani, a keen supporter of the MEK, explained that freedom, a beloved American value, was a bipartisan issue, noting that the attendees at the Washington convention came from both sides of the aisle.
Giuliani told the crowd that freedom was sorely lacking under the Iranian Regime, with the people facing restrictions on their religion, their clothing, and almost every aspect of the lives. This is especially prevalent in the political arena, as the Regime banned the MEK as a political group in the 1980s.
MEK members or supporters are subject to persecution, arrest, and even execution by the Regime. In 1988, the Regime executed 30,000 MEK members in just a few months and have not been brought to justice for it.
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In a video message to the convention, Maryam Rajavi told the participants:

From afar, but among you in spirit, I salute you-- all of you who have come to Washington from different states across America--on your magnificent convention. You demonstrate to the world the Iranian people’s resolve to establish a free, democratic, and non-nuclear Iran.
At a time when a widespread, far-reaching protest movement, led by Iran’s valiant women, youth, and rebel units, has hemmed in the ruling theocracy, I would like to take this opportunity to say a few things about the correct policy on Iran.
The America's Mayor, Rudy Giuliani took the stage as keynote speaker at the Iran Freedom Convention and expressed his support for the Iranian people and called for a Free Iran, he asked US media to go to Paris and participate in the Grand Gathering of the Iranian people this summer.
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Bi-Partisan support for the 2018 Iran Freedom Convention

Washington, May 5, 2018 - A bi Partisan support for the 2018 Iran Freedom Convention was announced at the Iranian gathering in Washington. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa said in her message to the convention: "..You are here and you continue to be the voice of Iranian people, now together with the people marching in Iran.."

Also in a message to the convention, Rep Lacy Clay, Democrat from MO said in his message: "I will continue to stand with you and the brave Iranian people who are destined to be free."

At the convention also Rep McClintock (R-CA) sent his message: "The growing street protests across Iran makes it obvious that the desire and will of the Iranian people is for a free, open and democratic government"

And Rep Cohen (D-TN) said: "As the Co-Chair of the Congressional Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus, it is an honor to greet you today. I strongly support a Iran that is democratic, secular, and non-nuclear."

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas ( D-TX) sent her message to the convention of the Iranian American in Washington: "Congratulations on your 2018 Iran Freedom Convention...The Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) has been stalwart in advocating for world peace and security"

“...Please know that you have friends and supporters in the US Congress, willing to work toward peace and stability in Iran...” Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) said.

And Rep. Ileana Ros Lehtinen (R-FL) said: “...You are here and you continue to be the voice of Iranian people, now together with the people marching in Iran...”

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