Iranian Opposition Seeks Syria-Style Recognition

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Iran's exiled opposition on Wednesday launched a campaign to have France and the European Union grant it the same recognition they have accorded to the Syrian coalition battling to overthrow Bashar Assad.

"The West's biggest political error has been to ignore the key movement for change in Iran," said Maryam Radjavi, the president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

"International sanctions against Iran have been positive but they will only be effective if the West changes policy towards the resistance. The only solution in Iran is a change of regime by the Iranian people."

Radjavi was speaking at France's National Assembly, where a group of 10 deputies from across the political spectrum has launched a petition calling on the government to recognize the Iranian resistance.

France was the first Western power to recognize Syria's opposition coalition as the "sole" representatives of the Syrian people. The European Union and the United States have upgraded its status to "legitimate representatives".

The People's Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK), also led by Radjavi, is the largest component of the NCRI.

The United States decided in September to revoke the MEK's designation as a terrorist organization in a move seen as paving the way for closer cooperation on action against the Islamist government in Iran.

Comments 5
Default-user-icon redas (Guest) 05 December 2012, 20:37

Omg - all over again, paid & bought oppositions

Missing allouchi 05 December 2012, 21:45

The Iranian spring is coming...

Default-user-icon Mahmoud (Guest) 05 December 2012, 22:29

Long live free Iran! Down with mullahs, down with Assad!

Default-user-icon guesswho (Guest) 06 December 2012, 01:25

It will be a very cold one if the death cult, the anti-thesis of democracy and humanity, has anything to do with it.

Default-user-icon Walt M (Guest) 06 December 2012, 19:00

Before asking for recognition maybe the NCRI (MEK) should meet with some of their USA political supporters and file a freedom of Information act request for disclosure of the reasons true and fabricated of why the terrorist designation was applied in the first place.

We feel it is important that this information be made public so that the mud slinging can be put aside in order to achieve every ones goal of a free, secular and democratic Iran, unlike the two supposed democratic achievements of Egypt and Syria.