By founding the PMOI, three great men of Iran’s contemporary history --Mohammad Hanifnejad, Saeed Mohsen, and Ali Asghar Badizadegan--did away with everything that was regressive, out-of-date and oppressive, and replaced them with the progressive ideas and liberating practices they had either created or revived. In this way, the PMOI was founded in a spirit of rebellion against whatever was out of date. They broke through the deadlocks and created a new world.
Mossadeq has lived in the hearts and minds of every generation of Iranians who have always honored his memory. This reality attests to the Iranian people's profound desire for the model government established by Mossadeq despite various crises and pressures at home and abroad.
Every year, April 24 reminds me of a great man: Professor Kazem Rajavi, member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and brother of Massoud Rajavi, Leader of the Iranian Resistance. He was literally a great martyr to the cause of human rights in Iran.
By Mitchell B. Reiss The president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Maryam Rajavi, addressed a crowd gathered in front of the European Union Council building in Brussels, in January 2009.
From right, Fatmir Mediu, Chairman of the Republican Party of Albania; Rudy Giuliani, advisor to the US President in Cyber Security; Maryam Rajavi; Elona Gjebrea, secretary of the parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee of Albania; and Pandeli Majko, senior State Minister for Diaspora, at the gathering of a large group of PMOI members, congratulated the Persian New Year to the people of Iran.
Three essential elements were involved in creating the uprising.
Those same three elements provide the potential for its persistence: First, accumulated, explosive discontent; second, an overall change in the international atmosphere to the detriment of the regime, and formation of a regional coalition against the regime’s fundamentalist meddling and warmongering; and the third significant factor is the presence of the People’s Mojahedin and the Iranian Resistance and their leading role.