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Full text of speech by Michael Mukasey at Grand Gathering – 2017

Jul 28
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By Staff Writer, Iran Probe

Friday, 28 July 2017

Mrs Rajavi, honored guests and most of all, you supporters of the MEK and freedom in Iran.

In the last year since we gathered here, I think it's fair to say that we are grateful for what's happened.

In a sense we're in an entirely new and better place. And just so that everybody understands what I mean when I say we are in a better place, I mean everybody who wants to see regime change in Iran in general and MEK in particular.

The most immediate source of our gratitude is that our good friends who were trapped in a camp that was ironically named Liberty are now out of danger and that happens thanks to the courage and to the hospitality of the Albanian nation and the Albanian people to whom we are and will remain eternally grateful.

In May, The United States and the Arab states in the Middle East held the historic summit meeting in Riyadh where the United States joined many others in abandoning the policy of hallucinating good will in the Iranian regime and where it recognized in the words of President Trump that the Iranian regime’s longest suffering victims are its own people.

Although we are in a better place I think it's no exaggeration to say that now comes the hard part. Now comes the part where other countries must combine to delegitimize the Iranian regime, to isolated it internationally, to designate the IRGC as what it is, a terrorist organization. And to take other steps that will bring about the pressure both from inside and from outside Iran to get rid of the mullahs.

The best way for both Iranians and non-Iranians to do that is to align with the Iranian resistance so as to make it clear to the oppressed citizens of Iran that the world's quarrel is not with Iran but with the mullahs who have subjugated Iran.

The PMOI members within Iran have provided both an example and a tool with their daring publicity campaign within Iran urging regime change and posting photos of Mrs Rajavi and slogans opposing the clerical regime. They've been writing slogans on walls to support this gathering.

It's up to us to assure that the energy behind that effort remains focused on the goal of regime change. Now that Arab states including the premier Sunni state of Saudi Arabia are focused on the danger from Iran even to the point of two years in a row having sent a representative of the royal family to this gathering. We must join together with them and with the entire civilized world in changing the uncivilized regime in Iran in Tehran now that we have governments in power in both the United States and Saudi Arabia and elsewhere who are willing to do it.

 thank you very much.

Michael Mukasey, former federal judge who served as the 81st Attorney General of the United States. He was appointed as Attorney General by President George W. Bush

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