Iranian gathering in Paris, 9 July 2016
Excerpts from remarks by Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini
Hail to resistance and freedom.
I salute my dear friends and your great and beautiful enthusiasm.
My presence here shows that all resistance is victorious and steadfast, amen.
I am happy that today we can celebrate a future for Iran, a free future and glorious future. It has not happened yet, but I am hopeful that right now we can begin to celebrate this future with happiness.
I remember the moments I spent with my dear friends from the PMOI, from other political groups, and to be here and be the voice of those political prisoners, those who were in our ward, those who were activists for female rights, child’s rights, workers’ rights, political and prisoners of conscience, Sunnis, etc. It is interesting that all the various groups of Iran were represented in prison.
I have hope the day will come when the people of Iran will be able to choose their own leaders the people of Iran have the right to live freely.
I go back to the eloquent words of Maryam Rajavi which she said today, and I really enjoyed these words, when she said, we will attain freedom even if it entails plucking it from the mouth of the dragon.