As part of its solidarity with the Iranian people’s resistance and uprising, the “Committee of Arab Islamic Solidarity with the Iranian Resistance” (CAISIR) hosted a conference in Brussels on January 27.
The conference was attended by prominent personalities from Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, and Mauritania.
Several renowned figures from the coalition of the Syrian opposition revolutionary forces, including Mr. Nazir Hakim, Mr. Bashar Alhakim (deputy chair of the National Coalition), Mr. Haytham Maleh, Mr. Anwar Malek, former rapporteur of the Arab League, and Mr. Ahmad Kamel attended the conference.
Jordanian dignitaries, Dr. Musa AlMaani, former advising minister at the Office of the Prime Minister; Dr. Asma Al Rawahna, chair of the National Coalition Faction of the Parliament; Mr. Hayel Dawoodieh, former Minister of Endowments, and Dr. Ismaeel Al Mashaqeba, MP, addressed the conference.
Other interlocutors in the Arab-Islamic Conference in Belgium included Mr. Mustafa Allouch, Secretary of the National Council of Lebanon; Mr. Hatem Al Sir Ali, former Minister of Commerce and Transportation from Sudan; Dr. Mohammad Jomeih, Yemen’s Ambassador to UNESCO; Mr. AbdulWahab Mouawadha, MP and chair of the Human Rights Committee in the Parliament of Yemen, Mr. Abdolsalam Hormeh, MP from the Parliament of Mauritania and head of the Sawab Faction, Mr. Ramzi Farj, former MP from Tunisia, Dr. Waleed Al Rawi, a political-military researcher and analyst from Iraq, and Ms. Hanan AbdulLatif, head of the European Branch of Rafidayn Human Rights, Iraq.
The event and its attendees expressed their opinion about the heroic fight of the Iranian people despite the regime’s severe crackdown in Iran.
With NCRI President-elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi as a keynote speaker, the prospect of overthrowing and replacing the clerical dictatorship, the mullahs’ destructive regional influences, and the necessity of proscribing the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist entity was discussed. They also referred to the leading role of the NCRI’s main constituent group, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), as the uprising’s driving force.
In her remarks to the conference, Mrs. Rajavi underlined that “The uprising has persisted at the cost of at least 750 lives and the arrest and torture of 30,000 protesters. It is a critical moment not only for the future of Iran but also for the destiny of the entire Middle East. There is no doubt that it will also have an impact on the world.”
“During the current uprising, the people of Iran have refuted both the past and present regimes thousands of times by their chants of “down with the oppressor, be it the shah or the mullahs’ supreme leader” and similar slogans. As such, the Iranian people have rejected all forms of dictatorship,” she added.
Dr. Anwar Malek- the former rapporteur of the Arab League, was the next speaker. He stressed that the Iranian regime could not be changed except with the help of Iranians. According to Dr. Malek, the history of Iran has taught us that there is no change in Iran except for the commitment of Iranians themselves.
Emphasizing the key role of Iranian women in leading the uprising, Dr. Malek also added that throughout the history of Iran, there had been no change except that Iranian women were at the forefront, and he put weight on this very aspect as the root of his optimism.
Dr. Asma Al Rawahna, chair of the National Coalition Faction of the Jordanian Parliament, was also among the event’s speakers. She first spoke of the “long struggle history of Iranian women and the extent of suffering, deprivation, and torture that they are subjected to on a daily basis.” Referring to the Iranian women’s plight, Dr. Rawahna underlined that “These abuses only increase women’s determination to achieve freedom and justice.
Overthrowing the mullahs’ regime is a prerequisite to liberating #Iran & Middle East of the scourge of religious extremism, terrorism, & warmongering – Speech to the Arab-Islamic Conference in Brussels,“Solidarity with the Iranian people’s democratic revolution”#BlacklistIRGC pic.twitter.com/xsQNVyB7uM— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) January 27, 2023