Sali Berisha – Albanian Prime Minister from 2005 to 2013, and former President of Albania, spoke at the gathering of Iranians for democratic change in Iran.
On June 27, a grand gathering of Iranians and supporters of the Iranian Resistance from 69 countries across the globe was held at the Villepinte Exposition in Paris with the participation of 600 political dignitaries, legislators and jurists from a wide spectrum of political tendencies .
Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance and the keynote speaker.
First of all, allow me to salute Madame Rajavi, the president, to salute all of you. People of the opposition resistance of Iran. The stoutest, the strongest, the oldest opposition of our time fighting for freedom and dignity of its nation. I came here to express my deep admiration for your struggle, for your extraordinary efforts, for your fight for the dignity of persons of your great nation.
I admire you and I know very well what a great challenges you face, your movement face, what difficulties. But always freedom remained your north star and you are writing your own history, the history of truth of your nation, the history of truth of your people, the history of future of Iran.
Ladies and gentlemen, I came with great pleasure today to be with you and to bring the greetings of your fellow citizens, a small excellent community which one year ago left the camp Liberty and came to our capital. You have to be proud of them. One year ago I was approached by your leading people, U.S. government, and your European friends, and they asked me to take a decision and definitely I didn’t hesitate at all to stand on the human rights. But my concerns were, will this Iranian resistance people will be happy and pleased in my country? And I could tell to you and all the world they are an extraordinary, excellent community, they did enjoy a lot the hospitality of my nation. I wish that the current government of Albania will make a decision in favor of accepting other compatriots from the Liberty camp. And also to go to friendly country but most of all to the previously Communist countries which know very well what dictatorship means, what exile and refugees means, as long as we are so much supported by free countries. Let us take the initiative to ease your burden, to end as soon as possible Liberty camp, not to allow to be turned into an infernal one by forces which has nothing to do with freedoms and democracy.