- - Thursday, August 13, 2020

It is an honor to join prominent speakers and parliamentarians for today’s online summit in support of a free and democratic Iran. The NCRI has shown it is truly a viable alternative to the despotic regime ruling Iran. It has grassroots support among Iranians in and outside Iran. It enjoys international support. The organized opposition led by NCRI President-elect Madame Rajavi is capable of shouldering the responsibility and leading the Iranian people to achieve their freedom, human rights, and bring about meaningful democratic change to Iran. We know that the regime is stealing billions of dollars from Iran’s national wealth to advance its nuclear projects and ballistic missile program, in violation of the U.N. Security Council resolutions. Funds that belong to the Iranian people are squandered by the regime to buy more weapons to suppress the Iranian people are sent to terrorist proxies in the region.

I urge the Irish government and the new prime minister to begin this work right away by supporting an extension to the U.N. weapons embargo against Iran which will expire in October. Furthermore, the Irish government should take the lead and assist in reimposing international sanctions on the regime that were lifted as part of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

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