The collapse of the Iranian Islamic regime is upon us, and the US will impose more and more sanctions, said President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, an exiled Iranian opposition group.
The former New York mayor added an event near Paris that he spoke "as a private American citizen", not on behalf of the Trump administration. It is not known that Giuliani knows about the foreign policy plans of the United States.
Speaking to Mujahedin-e-Khalq or Mujaheddin in Iran, a group that has been on the US terror list for years, Giuliani said European nations and former President Barack Obama had appeased the Islamic regime and said, " Trump is not about freedom fighters. "
"This government is about to collapse, and now is the time to put pressure". Giuliani told a crowd of about 1
Europe "should be ashamed of itself" for continuing to buy Iranian oil wanted, Giuliani added. "I can not imagine why leaders of Western democracies want to support the agreement, which will inevitably lead to an insane dictatorship."
Since Giuliani joined Trump's legal team in April, he continues to accept lectures outside in the US and abroad. He declined to comment on Saturday when asked about his speech fee.
At the beginning of June, Giuliani spoke at a capital market conference in Tel Aviv, praising Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and accusing the Palestinians of the lack of a peace agreement. criticized legal investigations against Netanyahu and Trump and defended the president's attitude to women.  Giuliani spoke in Washington at the beginning of May with an Iranian anti-government group in Washington, who correctly predicted that Trump would pull the US out of Iran
Also on the podium were the former US Representative on Saturday and informal Trump adviser Newt Gingrich, former FBI director Louis Freeh, former US Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, two former French Foreign Ministers and five members of the British Parliament.
The annual meeting is hosted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, which also includes the National Council of Resistance. Ch sees itself as a kind of exiled parliament but is ruled by the MEK. NCRI leader Maryam Rajavi spoke before Giuliani, saying that the recent economic protests in Iran indicate that the regime is about to collapse. NCRI says it supports a democratic Iran with a separation of religion and state.
Giuliani has spoken at MEK events for almost a decade. Trump's current national security adviser, John Bolton, has participated in their events in the past, as has James Jones, who held the same post under Obama.
An investigation by the Christian Science Monitor in 2011 said that the group is paying more than $ 25,000 to its spokesperson. The MEK denies paying the speakers, saying that they only cover expenses and that officials like Giuliani support the group because they share their vision.
Established in the 1960s, the MEK opposed both the Shah regime and the Islamic Republic after the 1979 revolution. Studies by the French Foreign Ministry and Rand Corporation concluded that that the group had lost almost all support in Iraq after the 1980/1988 war, although the meeting last Saturday contained demonstrations of MEK banners Iran
The group is located in a heavily guarded building in a Paris suburb, its former military Wing is now in Albania after the US broke out of bases that they had occupied since the Iran-Iraq war in Iraq. The participants of the Paris rally came mainly from the Persian diaspora in Germany, France, Great Britain and the Netherlands.
The US listed MEK in 1997 as a terrorist organization because of its bombings and assassinations. The group renounced violence in 2001 and started an energetic public relations campaign that resulted in it being delisted by the European Union in 2009 and by the US in 2012.
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