Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani today led a group of U.S., French and Algerian politicians to call on the U.S. to remove the main opposition to the regime in Tehran, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), from its list of terrorist organizations....
Also speaking to the hundreds of people in attendance was the president-elect of the PMOI's political arm, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Maryam Rajavi, who described the regime in Tehran as fragile and divided by internal crises, lacking a social base and facing demands for democracy from the youths.
Rajavi said the West can choose between two options for dealing with Iran. The first is negotiations and offering "concessions" to the government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in an attempt to stop manufacturing the atomic bomb, and the second is to strongly support the Iranian resistance to produce regime change.
The PMOI's listing as a terrorist organization by the US Department of State has damaged the engine of change in Iran and "punishes" the only organized Muslim movement capable of stopping the spread of Islamic fundamentalism, Rajavi said. She also said the movement supports a democratic country without nuclear weapons based on a tolerant and moderate understanding of Islam.
The conference, also attended by former Algerian Prime Minister Sid Ahmed Ghozali and former French Minister of State, Alan Vivian, also called for an end to restrictions against close to 3,400 PMOI refugees in Camp Ashraf in northeastern Iraq.