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02 Mar 2023

An Italian Parliamentary Delegation Visits Ashraf-3

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An Italian Parliamentary Delegation Visits Ashraf-3

Meeting and talks with the Italian Parliamentary Delegation

A delegation of members of the Italian Parliament headed by Senator Giulio Terzi, the head of the Senate European Union Affairs Committee and the country’s former foreign minister, met and held talks with the NCRI President-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, on Thursday, March 2, 2023. Other members of the delegation were Ms. Stefania Ascari from the Judicial Committee and Mr. Emanuele Pozzolo from the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Parliament.

Mrs. Rajavi expressed her appreciation for the efforts of Senator Terzi and members of both houses of the Parliament of Italy in supporting the Iranian people’s uprising and democratic revolution, as well as their efforts to protect the PMOI/MEK against ground and missile attacks in Ashraf and Liberty over the past years. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi said: “Despite killing more than 750 young men and women and making extensive arrests, the mullahs’ regime is not able to control the explosive situation of the society and confront the uprisings, the courageous youths, and Resistance Units.

Senator Terzi said: Working with you and the Iranian resistance movement was an excellent experience. You have done great things in the political scene. Unlike many other movements, you are independent. The advances in Ashraf 3 in recent years, in every way, the organizational and political human capacities of the PMOI/MEK, and the extraordinary leadership of Mrs. Rajavi have brought the prospect of a democratic Iran ever closer.

Senator Terzi added that the struggle of the Iranian people for freedom is not limited to the era of the religious regime; they also fought for freedom during Shah’s dictatorship. The people of Iran were suppressed and oppressed under both regimes, and that’s why they reject any dictatorship in their uprising today. Returning to the previous dictatorship is nothing more than a mirage, only the Iranian regime benefits from such a discussion.

Ms. Stefania Ascari, Italian MP, said: I worked in the Italian Parliament drafting an act on violence against women. When I saw the actions of the mullahs’ regime against women, I understood very well how much the ruling mullahs feared women. For this reason, I have the highest respect for Iranian women and you, a genuine leader, and I thank you.

Mr. Emanuele Pozzolo, Italian MP and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said: We pledge to convey what we saw in the Museum of Resistance to other parliamentarians, and especially to expose the regime’s taking advantage of religion to justify its crimes.
In addition to visiting the Resistance’s Museum and various parts of Ashraf-3 during their two-day visit, the delegation from the Italian Parliament, headed by Senator Terzi, also participated in, and addressed a gathering of PMOI freedom fighters.

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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