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Full text of speech by Alejo Vidal at Grand Gathering – 2017

Aug 22
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By Staff Writer, Iran Probe

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Dear friends, it's a great pleasure to be another year with you to celebrate this big gathering. First of all, I would like to send my best greetings to all PMOI members who came from Camp Liberty to Albania. This is the first time we are together in this gathering with no concern about the safety of the Ashrafis and this is an excellent news.

The safe transfer to Albania last year was a great achievement and a strategic defeat for the mullahs’ regime, who were planning to massacre all of them. These hills stood up in harvest time against the Iranian regime. And they were and are an example for the Iranian people for the commitment to freedom to democracy and to equality between men and women.

My dear friends from Ashraf, dear Ashrafis you are the real symbol for us today and I feel deeply that fighting together with you against this totalitarian regime all these years has given to all of us a new meaning in our Lives.

Every day we witness more victories against the regime, new victories of the Iranian Resistance. The great meeting today is a clear example that the NCRI under the presidency of Maryam Rajavi is the real alternative to the mullahs and the only real change for Democratic Change in Iran.

Western governments should recognize in dialogue and cooperate with the NCRI because the regime has no future and does not have support inside Iran. The only way the regime keeps in power is repression and terror.  If the Iranian people could express their will without constraint the regime will not last for one minute.

The recent statement of 256 members of the European Parliament was a clear indication that the European lawmakers are concerned about human rights and women rights in Iran.

They also called for the Revolutionary Guards to be in the terrorist list. It is the time that the true terrorists are in the list. Dear friends if we really believe in our principles we must understand that if we give up these principles for a short-term economic benefit we will lose both. If our values if our values are universal we must defend them not only in our home in Europe but all over the world. That's why we are here and will support you until final victory.

Alejo Vidal-Quadras as a Member of the European Parliament, he was elected Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2014. He is Chairman of International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ), which is informal group of EU parliamentarians to seek justice for the Iranian democratic opposition. ISJ’s campaigns have enjoyed the support of over 4000 parliamentarians on both sides of the Atlantic.

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