Iran Nuclear NewsIranians rally in Washington to demand referral of Iran’s...

Iranians rally in Washington to demand referral of Iran’s nuclear file to UN Security Council

-

Iran Focus: Washington, D.C., Nov. 19 – In what has been described as the largest Iranian demonstration in the United States, thousands of Iranians converged on the U.S. capital from all across the continent today to call for referral of the Iranian nuclear file to the UN Security Council. They also urged the U.S. administration to remove the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), the main Iranian opposition group, from the list of terrorist organizations. Iran Focus

Washington, D.C., Nov. 19 – In what has been described as the largest Iranian demonstration in the United States, thousands of Iranians converged on the U.S. capital from all across the continent today to call for referral of the Iranian nuclear file to the UN Security Council. They also urged the U.S. administration to remove the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), the main Iranian opposition group, from the list of terrorist organizations.

Organizers said 15,000 people attended the rally, which was addressed by a number of prominent figures, including Congressmen Tom Tancredo (R-Co) and Bob Filner (D-Ca).

The crowd also heard a video message from opposition leader Maryam Rajavi from her home near Paris. She warned that the Iranian regime’s “single-minded pursuit of nuclear weapons posed a clear and imminent threat to world peace.”

Several Iraqi dignitaries, British MP David Amess, and Norwegian MP Morton Hugland also spoke at the rally and offered their support to the Iranian dissidents.

Feelings ran high among the crowd against the recent agreement between three European governments and Iran, in which Tehran has pledged to suspend all uranium enrichment activities. Mahnaz Shayesteh, who flew in from California with her husband and son, said the deal was “a slap in the face of democracy and human rights in Iran.” She said the European governments “are only concerned with their trade with the mullahs. They are willing to sacrifice every principle to save their trade.”

Hossein Mazaheri, an electrical engineer from Austen, Texas, spoke in equally strong terms against the deal. “They won’t stop the mullahs from getting the bomb,” he said, “but the mullahs are already declaring victory because the Europeans have promised them to keep the Iranian Mojahedin in the terrorism list.”

The rally in Washington comes after a series of revelations by the Iranian opposition in recent days concerning Iran’s controversial nuclear program. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s governing board is to consider the Iranian nuclear program at its forthcoming meeting in Vienna next Thursday.

https://www.iranfocus.com/uploads/WashingtonDemonstration1.jpg” />

https://www.iranfocus.com/uploads/WashingtonDemonstration2.jpg” />

https://www.iranfocus.com/uploads/WashingtonDemonstration3.jpg” />

https://www.iranfocus.com/uploads/WashingtonDemonstration4.jpg” />

https://www.iranfocus.com/uploads/WashingtonDemonstration5.jpg” />

https://www.iranfocus.com/uploads/WashingtonDemonstration6.jpg” />

Latest news

Iran: People of Khoy Still Reeling From 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing at least three people and injuring...

Iran’s Unsolvable Air Pollution Problem

Air pollution will remain at dangerous levels and will increase for the next few days in most big cities,...

The World Must Acknowledge the Iranian People’s Right to Self-defense

Victor Hugo once said: “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.” Throughout history, this has been the...

Iran: 60% Of Population Is Poor

The livelihood baskets of the Iranian people are shrinking dramatically. This, in turn, has introduced new concerns to protect...

The implications of EU’s terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

The European Parliament called on January 18 for the European Union to list Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a...

Iran’s Regime Is Hiding Human Rights Violations In Its Prisons

With more than four months into Iran’s latest round of nationwide uprisings, the brutality of the Iranian regime’s security...

Must read

Stolen military items for sale online

CNN: Sensitive and stolen U.S. military items are being...

Iran says Gulf shields its banks from U.S. pressure

Reuters: U.S. allies such as Bahrain and the United...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you