EU Reporter, June 21, 2017 - Well-known politicians and military leaders from the US, Europe, the Middle East and other Muslim-majority countries will attend a massive pro-opposition rally organized by Iranians in Paris on 1 July. The extraordinary international event reflects the participants’ view that there is an urgent need to confront the actions of the Iranian regime, whether it’s human-rights violations inside Iran or its destructive policies abroad.
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the US House of Representatives and candidate for president; Senator Joseph Lieberman, former candidate for vice-president; John Bolton, former US ambassador to the United Nations ; and Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania, are among the attendees. They will be joined by a US congressional delegation and dozens of American military officers, some of whom have held top posts under four administrations.
The convention will endorse the National Council of Resistance of Iran ( NCRI ), and the platform of its President-elect Maryam Rajavi . Sponsors of the event include communities of the Iranian diaspora from across Europe. The crowd in years past, has exceeded tens of thousands. Many have travelled long hours from countries around the globe to attend.
The convention will advocate the need for a united front against Islamic extremism and a change in Iran’s government as the only realistic solution to ending the rogue behavior of the ruling theocracy. Speakers will argue that the best means of doing so is the movement led by Mrs. Rajavi under the banner of the NCRI coalition, which has an activist network in Iran and a political presence in most major world capitals.