Celebrating Iranian New Year With French Personalities
27th March 2021
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Online conference featuring France’s elected representatives as well as social and political dignitaries
On Saturday, 27 March, an online conference was held to mark the Iranian New Year in solidarity with the people of Iran. Dozens of France’s elected officials and personalities joined the conference.
Speakers and participants included, Gilbert Mitterrand, President of the Mitterrand Foundation and former Member of the French National Assembly, Michèle Alliot-Marie, former French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Interior, and Defense; Rama Yade, former French Deputy Human Rights Minister, Alain Vivienne, former French Deputy Foreign Minister, Bishop Jacques Gaillot, Yves Bonnet, former governor and head of the French Security Services, Jean-Pierre Béquet, former Mayor of Auvers-sur-Oise; Jean François Legaret, former mayor of Paris 1st district, and member of the Ile de France Regional Council; former members of the French National Assembly: Senator Alain Néri, Judge Francois Colcombet, Emile Blessig, Jean Philippe Maurer; Anne Ferreira, Former MEP; Dominique Attias, President of the European Bars Federation, Former Vice-President of the Paris Bar Association; former and current Mayors and electees in France: Sylvie Fassier, Armand Jacquemin, Jacky Duminy, Jean-Pierre Muller, Jean Claude Jegoudez, Guy Schmitt, Brigitte Allan, Jean-Louis Delannoy, Claude Krieguer, Bruno Macé, Gilbert Marsac, Jacques Feyte, Emmanuel Couesnon, and Jean-Louis Testud. Prominent French lawyers, Henri Leclerc, William Bourdon, and Gilles Paruelle; Pierre Bercis, President of the New Human Rights Association, Khalil Merroun, President of the Mosque in Evry, Sadek Abrous, chairman of the Valdoise Muslim Council, Dhaou Meskine, secretary general of the Council of Imams in France, and dozens of other French dignitaries and supporters of the Iranian Resistance also joined.
In her address to the conference, Mrs. Rajavi the NCRI President, said that the clerical regime takes advantage of the rising COVID-19 death toll to paralyze the public and prevent popular uprisings. Nevertheless, she noted, Iran’s people have displayed their fury and outrage time and again in prison riots and during protests by workers, teachers, retirees, students, farmers, and Bazaar merchants. The state-run media describe Iranian society as a powder keg that could explode at any moment. The people of Iran also want to boycott the upcoming so-called presidential election because they want a free and democratically elected republic.