London, 22 October – A prominent British politician has given a speech about American’s big mistake regarding Iran, at the University of California- Berkeley.
Struan Stevenson, President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), said that the West made the mistake of thinking that the Regime is strong but really, it is quite vulnerable.
He said that if the West had come down stronger on them during last year’s nuclear deal, we may have been able to replace the Regime with its democratic alternative.
Stevenson, a former Scottish Member of the European Parliament, has been a constant supporter of the Iranian Resistance and was one of those who demanded that the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and their sister organisation, National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) be removed from the US and the EU’s list of terrorist organisations.
He said that Iran is not even keeping to its side of the nuclear deal; launching attacks on Camp Liberty residents, testing nuclear missiles in violation of UN resolutions and supporting terrorist activity.
Stevenson was able to visit the region whilst serving as President of the Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq. There he saw how the West’s attempt to appease the Iranian Regime was allowing the Regime to destroy the middle east.
The Regime’s ability to destabilize other Arab states was only bolstered by the recent ransom payment from the US to release hostages.
The US paid $1.7 billion in cash, which is now thought to be funding terrorist activity.
Stevenson said: “Iran’s main export, now that sanctions have been lifted following the nuclear deal, will not be oil. Its main export is and always will be a terror.”
The Regime currently funds Yemen’s Houthi rebels, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Bashar al-Assad in Syria and the brutal Shi’ite militias in Iraq.
He rightly decries the myth of a moderate Iran, given that President Rouhani has overseen the execution of nearly 3,000 people in his three-year reign.
He said: “When [Maryam] Rajavi [leader of the Iranian Resistance], talks about restoring freedom, justice, democracy, human rights, women’s rights, an end to torture and the death penalty and the eradication of nuclear weapons, it sends shivers down the spine of the turbaned tyrants in Tehran.”
He also called for justice for the victims of the 1988 Iranian massacre, which killed 30,000 PMOI (MEK) supporters and urged the UN to investigate the crimes against humanity and prosecute those responsible.
He said: “For decades, Iran has systematically jailed, tortured, and executed dissidents without due process of law and assassinated political opponents, even outside its state borders. But I am absolutely confident that if it were not for this resistance movement, the political situation in the region and in Iran would have been much worse and the Iranian regime would have been able to commit even more crimes in the world.”
The full text of his speech can be found on the NCRI website.