Remarks by Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, President of the International Committee In Search of Justice and former Vice-President of the European Parliament
Distinguished guests, this year, the annual global free Iran summit is being held under very different circumstances in the past years, particularly, because a mass murderer is about to take office as heads of state in Iran. The International Committee in Search of Justice of which I have the honor to be the president has backed this summit for many years and we are very proud of it. I would like to express the ISHJ’s gratitude to all the distinguished speakers from all over the world for their very valuable support for the Iranian people and their resistance on day one and day two of this event, and I’m sure there will be more of them tomorrow. I do not intend to repeat what our guests have said. As ISHJ President I would like to share with you our conclusion from these unique and eloquent events. And this conclusion is the following.
There remains no excuse for tolerating the evil regime of Iran anymore. Determination of the National Council of Resistance of Iran for a free Iran as we have all heard from Mrs. Rajavi’s speech in this event leaves no note that Iranian people are resolute to change this regime. Also, we have heard clear messages from inside Iran by those who are risking their lives to reach out to express their desire for regime change. All the valuable contributions made in this unique three-day summit indicate a strong international support for the Iranian people’s will for such change.
So, I am addressing the European leaders and the regime in pieces to say this.
Let us face it. Despite all your placements, the regime has not given nor will it give you sentiment concessions. By appeasing the mullahs, you will only be distancing yourself from the Iranian people who want to get rid of the mullahs. And also you are discrediting Europe, discrediting the European Union, in the minds of millions of Iranians, who see the appeasement policy with a mocking look. If our governments do not turn their back to the mullahs to face the Iranian people, they will be their absolute losers and we will trample upon the European values for which millions of people, millions of Europeans lost their lives in the 20th century. In the end, let me inform you that the International Committee in Search of Justice has pledged more than ever before to achieve change of the European Union policy in Iran. And in this regard, we will welcome all the dignitaries participating in the summit to join and help. Thank you very much.