13 Mar 2015

Maryam Rajavi Meets with German Parliamentary Delegations in Berlin

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Maryam Rajavi Meets with German Parliamentary Delegations in Berlin

During the first of a series of such meetings, which took place on Thursday, March 5, Maryam Rajavi met with the following dignitaries: former President of the Bundestag and Germany’s first-ever female minister, Professor Rita Süssmuth, Ms. Katharina Landgraf, parliamentarian from the Christian Democrat party and Deputy Chair of the Christian Democrat Women’s Group in the Bundestag, Ms. Sylvia Pantel, a Christian Democrat member of the Bundestag, Ms. Rita Pawelski, Chairwoman of the Society of Former Bundestag Members, and Ms. Hille Gosejacob, Honorary Chair of Social Workers’ Syndicate and Chair of the German Committee in Solidarity for a Free Iran.

The German personalities underscored their solidarity with the Iranian Resistance and specifically praised the role of women in the Resistance while highlighting their accomplishments in advancing the struggle for liberation and the gender equality movement for Iranian women.
The German parliamentarians expressed gratitude for the role of the Iranian Resistance in confronting the peril of fundamentalism and terrorism disguised as Islam, for which the clerical regime is the epicenter and fountainhead.

Maryam Rajavi also met with a delegation of parliamentarians from the country’s ruling Christian Democrat party.
Attending the meeting, which also took place on Thursday, March 5, were: Mr. Helmut Brandt, member of the Central Committee of the Christian Democrats and Social Christian faction in the Bundestag and the Secretary of Legal Affairs for the faction, and Mr. Rudolf Henke, Chairman of German Union for medical Doctors and member of the Board of German Physicians, Mr. Wilfried Lorenz, member of the Parliament from the Christian Democrats, and Mr. Leo Dautzenberg, a former Christian Democrat parliamentarian.

At the meeting, Maryam Rajavi pointed to the rising pace of executions and worsening human rights abuses in Iran coupled with the role of the ruling religious fascism in exporting fundamentalism and terrorism. She also described the antithesis of this ominous danger to be a movement that rests on a tolerant and democratic interpretation of Islam. She added that evicting the velayat-e faqih (absolute rule of clerics) regime from Iraq, Syria and other regional countries, ending appeasement with the regime and respecting the Iranian people’s struggle to attain freedom, offers the only viable and effective solution in the face of fundamentalism and extremism masquerading as Islam.

The German Bundestag delegation expressed concern over human rights abuses in Iran and praised the perseverance and pioneering role of the Iranian Resistance in confronting the ruling fundamentalism and dictatorship in Iran.

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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