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Warsaw Conference raises Iranian fears from an international coalition against Tehran

Sunday 10/February/2019 - 01:15 PM
The Reference
Shimaa Hafazy

All signs indicate that the time of the mullahs is over. The Warsaw Conference must therefore make a decisive and binding decision against the regime in order to contribute to peace and security in the Middle East.

According to a joint statement by the US Department of State and the Republic of Poland, the Warsaw Conference will be held on February 13-14. Foreign ministers from all over the world have been invited to the conference and about 70 countries are expected to attend.

The Iranian regime strongly criticized Poland for hosting the summit. Tehran claimed that during World War II, among the millions of refugees fleeing European countries because of the war, more than 100,000 Polish people came through the former Soviet Union to Iran and settled in the country.

The Polish-US sponsored ministerial meeting scheduled in Warsaw on Feb. 13-14 to promote peace and security in the Middle East is expected to create six different committees tasked with “changing Iran’s behavior” in the region.

Abbas Araghchi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister, went further. Referring to the Polish cemetery, he tweeted: “About 1,900 Poles were buried in the Polish Cemetery in Tehran. In respect of the Polish people, this cemetery remained untouched for more than 70 years!!”

The outrageous and unjustifiable reference to persons who passed away more than 70 years ago - who deserve only the respect, the fond memory and prayers of their families, and must continue to be honored in that cemetery - show the extremely bad taste, the incredible arrogance and at the same time the profound weakness of this theocratic regime in confronting challenges and crises that grow day by day. The mullahs, incapable of preserving their existence, hang on to European countries ready to help, but for very doubtful reasons. The Iranian regime knows too well that it has no legitimacy and no popular base. It therefore believes that it is a good idea to exploit EU governments and institutions that, in their view, are far from having the political determination of the Americans in isolating the regime.

At the end of the day, however, as Mrs. Maryam Rajavi said, Europe will recognize that taking sides with the United States - instead of appeasing again a hated religious dictatorship - is in their own national interest. Against this background February 2019 can very well mark the end of a tragically long page of the world’s history that started in 1979 with the Guadalupe summit and will end with the Warsaw Conference.

Ms. Maryam Rajavi, at the annual Iranian Resistance meeting in Villepinte near Paris in July 2017, said:

“In these 38 years, the mullahs have been in war for eight years with Iraq and six years with the Syrian people, and they have been confronting the international community for more than 10 years to build a nuclear bomb.”

Recently, we saw that Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, directly acknowledged on January 22 on Iranian state television that he had lied to the international community and deceived the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the Arak nuclear project.

The regime resorts to any imaginable act to survive. Bloody repressions inside the country, nuclear projects, long-range missile programs, official and overt support of terrorism, arming of militias and proxies all over the region, supporting Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad, killing and displacing millions of Syrians, massive assistance to Lebanese Hezbollah, interference in Iraq’s domestic affairs, help to the Houthis in Yemen against a legitimate government and to the Taliban in Afghanistan are all obvious examples of the Iranian regime’s warmongering in the region. But none of these actions makes clerical fascism stronger. On the contrary all signs indicate that the time of the mullahs is over. The Warsaw Conference must therefore make a decisive and binding decision against the regime in order to contribute to peace and security in the Middle East.

The best political solution for bringing back to the Iranian people freedom, justice and economic prosperity lies in the hands of the National Council for Resistance of Iran (NCRI), reliable in its vision of a pluralistic society and a credible democracy, remarkably organized and loyal to all the commitments undertaken over the past three decades. As a resistance movement, it has always maintained its clear principles and it has paid a heavy price for being coherent and trustworthy.

The Iranian regime has resorted to every possible measure to destroy this alternative. In particular, in order to disrupt a major Iranian gathering on June 30, 2018, Tehran plotted a terrorist operation with the help of its diplomat-terrorist in Austria and his agents in Belgium and in several other European countries. Two days after the Villepinte gathering, the announcement of the arrest of the accused and the foiling of the planned terrorist operation turned into a global scandal for the mullahs.