In a meeting at the headquarters of the Iranian resistance in France it was announced:
Statement by 14,000 French mayors and representatives in support of the Iranian Resistance
Statement calls for a halt to executions in Iran, immediate release of seven Ashraf hostages, and protection of Camp Liberty
Maryam Rajavi: The mullahs' regime nuclear retreat shall accelerate its downfall
According to a statement released by Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran On Sunday, January 19, in a ceremony at the Iranian Resistance headquarters, support of 14,000 mayors and representatives from different French cities for the Iranian Resistance was announced. A number of these mayors and representatives who attended the event delivered the support of representatives of people of France to Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the Iranian Resistance.
Maurice Boscavert Chairman of the Committee of Mayors in Defense of Ashraf announced that among the representatives who have declared their support for the Iranian resistance there are 15 regional chairs, 50 provincial council chairs, 306 representatives, 98 former representatives, 122 Senators and 22 former Senators.
The statement of French representatives points to an increase in human rights violations in Iran after Rouhani took office and stresses that human rights violations in Iran and warmongering meddling of the regime in the region, in addition to its nuclear program, are causes of great concern for the representatives of people of France. These matters should be of major concern to the international community.
The statement signed by 14,000 French mayors and representatives condemns Iraqi forces’ September 1 raid on Camp Ashraf carried out at the behest of the Iranian regime, and describes any inaction and silence regarding this crime as paving the ground for further atrocities.
Signatories have called on the French government, the European Union, and the United Nations to adopt immediate measures to stop group and arbitrary executions in Iran, secure release of seven Ashraf hostages, conduct an inquiry to the September 1 massacre at Camp Ashraf by UN, and provide protection to 3,000 members of the Iranian opposition in Camp Liberty.
Referring to the mullahs’ retreat from their three-decade-long clandestine nuclear program Mrs. Rajavi stressed that the West should not adopt a weak stance in the nuclear negotiations and in the implementation of the Geneva agreement; rather, it should force mullahs to permanently shut down all their nuclear sites. She denounced West’s tolerance regarding the unprecedented crackdown by the “moderate” government of Rouhani, the mullahs’ President, and said: “The West should not ignore freedom, human rights, and the Iranian Resistance under the pretext of nuclear negotiations. Western governments should not pay the price of their relations with the religious tyranny out of the pocket of Iranian people.”
Mrs. Rajavi described the September 1 massacre of Ashraf residents and repeated missile attacks on Camp Liberty in Iraq as vivid indication of fright of the Velayat-e faqih regime from the bond between the organized resistance and the popular protests and called on the UN, U.S. and France for firmness and endeavors to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Camp Liberty. “France has the ability to take this matter to the Security Council”, she added and “She can also demand that residents of Camp Liberty be placed under international protection until the time of their transfer and for an independent inquiry to be conducted into the September 1 massacre in Ashraf.”
In this meeting a number of mayors and representatives of France, including Jean-Pierre Bequet, mayor of Auvers-sur-Oise and provincial council member of Val d’Oise, Jean-Pierre Mueller, Maurice Boscavert ,Kerry Guieres, Jacques Fat, Gilbert Marsak, Claude Robert, Pascal Duquesnes, as well as personalities suc as Dominique Lefebvre, Member of the French National Assembly, Bishop Jacques Gaillot, Mme Anne-Marie Lizin, Gilles Paruelle, former president of the Bar Association of Val d’Oise and Raymond Tanter, a former member of the US National Security Council spoke, offered their speeches.