London, 12 Jul – In his blog in the July 11 edition of the American Thinker, Shahriar Kia writes about the “Free Iran” conference that took place in Paris this past weekend, saying that it, “became a major platform calling on the international community to begin shifting its Iran policy. The regime of Tehran has no place in the future of Iran and the Middle East, and the West’s flawed appeasement policy vis-à-vis the mullahs has failed, leading to Iran’s expansionism across the region.
Imperative now is unity among Middle East countries against Tehran and in support of the organized Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its president-elect, Maryam Rajavi.”
Mrs. Rajavi was a keynote speaker, and important governmental and political figures from all over the world including countries in the Middle East attended in support for the Iranian opposition.
Among special guests was Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, the former head of Saudi intelligence. His attendance displayed the new perspective for change in Iran, and the establishment of peace in the Middle East.
According to Shahriar Kia, “Rajavi criticized the West for its failed attempts to curb Iran through appeasement, stressing that the results have so far been the reverse of expectations. She said, “In the year since the nuclear accord, many of the sanctions were lifted and oil exports increased. But the generated revenues were poured into the Syria war inferno.”
At the conference, concerns over Iran’s efforts to support the Bashar Assad regime, meddling in Iraq and the continued war in Yemen were addressed. In his speech, Prince Turki bin Faisal denounced the Iranian regime’s role in destabilizing the Middle East and called for strong international ties to be made with the Iranian Resistance. “Your fight and struggle against the Iranian regime will triumph soon, and this is a matter of when, not if,” he said. “I want regime change, too. We in the Islamic world will support you from the depth of our hearts.”
After year of turmoil, the opportunity to adopt a policy of support for the Iranian peoples via the organized Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its president-elect, Maryam Rajavi. “We offer a solution that is the only effective option, and the most indispensable and attainable answer,” Mrs. Rajavi said in her speech, “the right of the Iranian people to overthrow the religious dictatorship and attain freedom and democracy must be recognized.”