In separate letters to the leaders of the eight industrialized nations, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance’s President-elect, called on them to end the policy of appeasing the mullahs in Iran and recognize the rights of the Iranian people for resistance against religious fascism.
Pointing to the decisive boycott of the elections and the criminal and terrorist record of the mullahs’ new president, Mrs. Rajavi underscored, “Now for the first time power in the executive, judiciary and the legislature is consolidated in the hand of Khamenei’s faction and the most extremist grouping within the regime.”
She added, “The policy of appeasement, which Western countries promoted under the veneer of strengthening the moderates within the regime, assured Khamenei to continue domestic suppression, export terrorism, pursue nuclear weapons and ultimately purge the internal factions with impunity.” The inclusion of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) in the terrorist list, the most striking feature of appeasement, has created the biggest obstacle to democratic change in Iran, she added.
The Iranian Resistance’s President-elect stressed, “As far as the clerical regime is concerned, the election constituted a major schism, out of which the mullahs emerged weaker, and will face new crises and deadlocks,” adding, “Change in Iran is an urgent necessity for the Iranian people and for peace and tranquility in the region. Through the boycott of the elections, the Iranian people demonstrated their will for change. Appeasement has so far impeded this change which explains why a policy change is an urgent necessity.”
Mrs. Rajavi urged the G8 leaders to “Recognize the right of the Iranian people to resist and by revoking the terrorist tag against the PMOI, remove the biggest obstacle to change in Iran.”
She also called for the referral of the mullahs’ abysmal rights record, export of terrorism, fundamentalism, and its nuclear file to the United Nations Security Council for the adoption of binding decisions.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 7, 2005