The anniversary of the anti-monarchical revolution
On the anniversary of the anti-monarchical revolution, we pay tribute to all the martyrs, the wounded and all the battles, uprisings, sufferings, and sacrifices that led that great revolution to victory. We send our greetings to the selfless revolutionaries and the true leaders of the 1979 Revolution.
The slain heroes, Mohammad Hanifnejad, Saeed Mohsen, Asghar Badizadegan, Massoud Ahmadzadeh, Amir Parviz Pouyan, Bijan Jazani, Shokrollah Pakenjad, Fatemeh Amini, Marzieh Ahmadi Oskouii, Azam Rouhi Ahangaran, and the Ayatollah Taleghani who symbolized the true spirit of the anti-monarchical revolution. Also Ashraf Rajavi and Moussa Khiabani, the honorable martyrs of February 8, 1982.
The PMOI and the Fada’ii guerrillas were the ones who first promoted the idea of overthrowing the Shah’s dictatorship. Then they turned it into the Iranian people’s main aspiration through their brave battles, staunch resistance in the SAVAK torture chambers, and sacrifice of their lives before the firing squads.
Khomeini and his savage companions, who plundered the fruits of the Iranian people’s struggle and hijacked the leadership of the anti-monarchical revolution, did not have the slightest alliance with the democratic ideals of the people who had risen up against the Shah.
For years, Khomeini had sought safety by remaining in his house in Najaf, Iraq. He opposed the revolutionary movements of the 1970s. His maximum demand from the Shah was over the guardianship of the Ministry of Endowments. The Shah’s crackdown on national, democratic, and revolutionary movements paved the way for Khomeini. As Massoud Rajavi said, Khomeini was the Shah’s true crown prince.
As they have demonstrated since 1979, Khomeini and his successors have done nothing but plunder and pillage. They destroyed and looted the products of the nation’s suffering and sacrifices. They plundered and destroyed Iran’s national heritage, and ruined its culture, economy, environment and social relations.
The execution of 120,000 of Iran’s valiant children, including the massacre of 30,000 PMOI and other resistant political prisoners in 1988, is part of this catastrophic record.
But the Iranian Resistance, founded by Massoud Rajavi, has defended the value of freedom ever since the day Khomeini monopolized power. It launched successive movements to defend the honor and freedom of Iran and Iranians, trained countless generations of vanguards, and built a democratic alternative to religious tyranny.
The Iranian Resistance that has been struggling for the past 43 years is in fact the evolutionary continuation of the anti-monarchical revolution.
Just as they deposed the Shah’s dictatorship from ruling over their destiny, today the people of Iran chant: Death to the oppressor, whether it be the Shah or the supreme leader.
The Iranian people want an elected government based on the separation of religion and state, just as they seek respect for all political, social and individual freedoms.
They see this future in the democratic alternative to the clerical regime, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
An alternative founded by Massoud Rajavi with the demarcation of neither the Shah nor the Sheikh that has been advancing from the beginning mindful of this principle in every step and in every stage.
Those who claim that there is no alternative to the clerical regime are lying to placate the mullahs. They want the continued existence of the regime to pursue their own commercial ties with it.
Khomeini turned the “freedom-loving” aspirations of the 1979 protesters into a bloodbath.
But our Resistance movement is proud to have elevated that cry to the formation of a democratic alternative and a powerful movement which is able to fulfill the historical aspirations of the Iranian people.
We renew our pledge with all the leaders and martyrs of the 1979 Revolution. We underline the Iranian Resistance‘s devotion to establish freedom, democracy and equality in Iran, and to liberate the people of Iran from the oppression of the inhuman mullahs.
Hail to the people of Iran
Long live freedom