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17 Feb 2013

Meeting with U.S. congressional delegation at Paris

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Meeting with U.S. congressional delegation at Paris

A bi-partisan congressional delegation from the House Foreign Affairs Committee led by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, chair of the subcommittee on Europe met with Maryam Rajavi, at Paris.

The delegation included Judge Ted Poe (R-TX), chair of the subcommittee on Terrorism, non-proliferation, and Trade, Brian Higgins (D-NY), HFAC member and ranking member of the subcommittee of Counterterrorism and Intelligence of the Homeland Security Committee, and Congressman Paul Cook (R-CA).
The delegation discussed ways to counter the threat posed by the Iranian regime to global peace and security, failure of the nuclear talks to contain the nuclear weapons program of Iran, severe violation of human rights in Iran, the increasing threat to the security and well-being of the Iranian dissident members of Mujahedin-e Khalq in Camp Liberty, Iraq, the rise in the number of executions and the mounting discontent in Iran, and what the United States should do to address these pressing issues. The delegation emphasized the following points:

“U.S. Government needs to revisit its policy regarding Iran after the supreme leader rejected the latest offer by the U.S. Administration for nuclear talks. The Administration should be talking to members of the Iranian opposition, as our delegation did today instead of fruitless talks with the Iranian rulers, which has only helped the regime getting closer to the Bomb and legitimize its suppression of dissent in Iran and support for terrorists in the region”.
Members of delegation expressed their condolences and sympathy for the loss of 7 members of Resistance in camp Liberty during the recent attack and underscored that the Congress will do its utmost in order to guaranty the protection of Liberty residents and their immediate return to camp Ashraf as the first step to provide relatively their protection in order to be able to prepare their resettlement out of Iraq.
They also underscored the necessity of granting political refugee to all residents by the UNHCR.
In this meeting, after explaining the situation of camp Liberty and the people who were killed or wounded after February 9 attack and possible imminent attacks on residents, Mrs. Rajavi explained mullahs regime latest crises, the collapsing economy of the regime, the infightings, meddling in Syrian as well as their efforts to obtain nuclear bomb.
The delegation declared that by active support of democratic opposition such as the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the U.S. administration must send a signal that it stands by the people of Iran and desires change in this country.

Maryam Rajavi

President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

The President-elect of the NCRI for the period to transfer sovereignty to the people of Iran

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