Iranian opposition leader predicts regime change
Rajavi explained her views of Iran’s intentions of spreading radical fundamentalism, attaining nuclear weapons eliminating opponents by all means
Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, is forecasting a regime change in her home country, claiming that the “mullahs do not represent the Iranian people," she said in an interview with Fox News on Friday.
"I am confident that the mullahs’ religious dictatorship ruling Iran will not last in the 21st century and will be overthrown," Rajavi told the American news network during a grand gathering of Iranians and supporters of the Iranian resistance in Paris.
She explained what she viewed as Iran’s true intentions of spreading radical fundamentalism, attaining nuclear weapons eliminating opponents by all means.
According to Rajavi, this is different from what the Iranians aspire to.
“An Iran which is free, democratic and where the ballot box speaks, a non-nuclear Iran, with gender equality," she said.
The resistance group, also known as the People’s Mujahdin Organization of Iran or MEK, is controversial, since it waged a battle against the Shah but then contradicted itself and turned its calling against the current regime, according to Fox News.
Rajavi identified Iraq’s importance for Iran’s regime, to spread its ideologies and its mullah’s conspiracies.
“There is widespread consensus internationally that the current state of affairs in Iraq emanates from Maliki’s monopolistic and suppressive policies. Thus, there is only one solution, which is to oust Maliki, to evict the Iranian regime from Iraq, and to establish a democratic and inclusive government. It is only the Iranian regime that openly supports the continuation of Maliki’s rule,” Rajavi was quoted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran on Friday.
Similar to how Iran’s regime killed over 120,000 members and supporters of the resistance council, Rajavi said government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki also massacred its opponents.
Maliki’s policies are criticized for dividing the country, through eliminating Sunnis and Kurdish minorities from the Shiite led Iraqi government.
The United States and other countries are pushing for a new government to be formed as quickly as possible to counter the insurgency led by an offshoot of al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.