Paris, March 13, 2006
NCRI- NCRI – On March 13, 2006, a delegation of British parliamentarians and lawyers met with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
The delegation recognized the role played by the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in advancing the democratic political process in Iraq and meddling of the Iranian regime in that country.
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NCRI- On Wednesday, June 7, 2006 A large number of French lawmakers and distinguished figures attended the meeting to listen to Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, and exchange views on the latest developments in Iran and the state of the Iranian Resistance for freedom and democracy.
The meeting was called by five senior members of the French National Assembly and the Senate, Mr. Pascal Terrasse, chairman of the Ardeche province Socialist Party council and a member of the party's National Secretariat; Marc Reymann of the ruling UMP party and the vice-chair of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Western European Union; Gerard Charasse from Radical Left Party; Georges Hage from the French Communist Party and Senator Jean-Pierre Michel of the French Socialist Party and the founder of the French Union for Judges.
Speakers in the meeting including former Socialist French Prime Minister, Edith Cresson, and number of the parliamentarians strongly condemned the gross violations of human rights in Iran and highlighted the need for a firm policy against the regime and its nuclear ambitions.
Following his introductory remarks as the Chairman, Terrasse called on Mrs. Rajavi to address the meeting on the current situation in Iran and its prospects.
Mrs. Rajavi appreciated the initiative by the French parliamentarians and drew their attention to anti-regime upheavals in four northeastern Iran provinces in recent weeks and student protests and said: "The recent protests have a clear message. People of Iran want change and they are ready for change."
"The mullahs' propaganda that people support their nuclear program is a big lie. Iranians know well that they are the prime victims of the mullahs' nuclear ambitions," added Mrs. Rajavi.
Rejecting a military intervention in Iran and the policy of appeasement, she said: "We see today that greater incentives are offered to the regime under the pretext of opposing a war. This is a recipe for a catastrophe. Europe should learn from its history. Giving part of Czechoslovakia to Hitler did not fulfill his desires but awarded him an opportunity to prepare for further expansionism." She then emphasized: "The policy of appeasement and sacrificing Iranian people will not prevent the war. The mullahs' should not be allowed to exploit opposition to the war as a justification to acquire nuclear weapons."