Association of Iranian youths held their convention in Paris on April 12, 2014. Representatives of 43 Iranian youth associations exchanged their views about the situation in Iran and their role to bringing about change and support Iranian people, especially the youth.
The convention adopted a declaration which in part said, “Ten months after the farcical presidential election of the clerical regime, Rouhani has demonstrated that he is part and parcel of the religious fascism with no mission but to preserve this regime… number of executions during this period has exceeded 700 and the execution of those minor at time of arrest has spiked. The institutionalized discrimination against women and ethnic and religious minorities has deepened and broadened.
” Their declaration emphasized, “Since the clerical regime lacks any capacity to reform, we consider a change of regime as the sole path for Iran to thwart its present crisis,” adding, “The warmongering and export of terrorism by this regime has turned the Middle East into a barrel of gunpowder. This regime ought to be banished from the international community.”
It ended by highlighting the international community’s responsibility “to stand with the Iranian people and their legitimate demand to topple this regime rather than to be silent and on the sidelines.”