NCRI holds Free Iran 2023 World Summit with Major International Support

Saturday, July 1, 2023, Free Iran World Summit 2023: Onward to a Democratic Republic was held in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, the Headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

The Iranian regime’s efforts to prevent the Summit through behind-the-scenes deals with a number of western countries, hostage-taking, and employing all its political and diplomatic capabilities failed miserably.

More than 500 lawmakers, former presidents, prime ministers, ministers, senior officials from the US, Europe and the Middle attended the Summit and several of them addressed the event.

Simultaneously, a major rally by Iranians in support of the uprising, the mullahs’ overthrow and the establishment of a democratic republic in Iran was held in the center of Paris.

Some of the speakers include NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi, Vice President Mike Pence, former prime ministers Stephen Harper (Canada), and Guy Verhosftadt (Belgium), former National Security Advisors Amb. John Bolton and Gen. James Jones, former French foreign ministers Bernard Kouchner, Michelle Aliott Marie, Hubert Vedrine, Senator Giulio Terzi, and John Baird, former Italian and Canadian foreign ministers, Dr. Liam Fox, former British Defense Minister, General Wesley Clark, former NATO Commander, Senator Joseph Lieberman, Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX), and Raul Ruiz (D-CA).

Former Prime Minister Liz Truss and Secretary Mike Pompeo addressed the Summit online.

Washington Times: Thousands of supporters of the world’s biggest exiled Iranian dissident group rallied in France over the weekend, calling for the overthrow of Iran‘s theocratic regime at an event that drew support from high-level international figures such as former Vice President Mike Pence.

“[The] Iranian regime has never been weaker than it is today,” Mr. Pence, a 2024 presidential hopeful, told a conference that occurred in coordination with the rally, which was orchestrated by the National Council of Resistance of Iran and its associate group, the exiled People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK).

“No oppressive regime can last forever,” said Mr. Pence, whose remarks dovetailed with those of other prominent Western figures, including former British Prime Minister Liz Truss, former Canadian Premier Stephen Harper, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Guy Verhofstadt, a Belgian ex-prime minister and prominent member of the European Parliament.

Breitbart: On Saturday, hundreds of officials and dignitaries from across the world gathered on the outskirts of Paris to attend the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)’s Free Iran 2023 World Summit and voice support for the organization’s efforts in support of a free Iran. itled “Onward to a Democratic Republic,” the convention, which took place at the NCRI headquarters in Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris, featured an array of prominent figures, legislators, former world leaders, and government officials from the US, Europe, and the Middle East.

Speakers included NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi, former US Vice President Mike Pence, British ex-Prime Minister Liz Truss, former US national security advisors John Bolton and General James Jones, former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, President Donald Trump’s secretary of state Mike Pompeo, former NATO Commander General Wesley Clark, former Canadian premier Stephen Harper, and Republican Congressman Lance Gooden from Texas, among over 500 other high-profile personalities.

FoxNews: Former Vice President Pence called on the Biden administration to immediately “cease and desist” negotiations with Tehran over Iran’s nuclear program. Pence addressed Iranian opposition leaders Saturday at the Free Iran World Summit 2023 in riot-torn Paris, France, where he argued that President Biden has appeased the “tyrannical regime” in Iran. Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of Iranian ex-patriots, the 2024 GOP hopeful denounced pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran amid reports that the Biden administration has an “interim” agreement on the table — which the administration has denied.

“Today, as an ordinary American citizen, I call upon the Biden administration, and leaders of all freedom-loving nations, to stand with the people of Iran, to stand up for the cause of freedom and justice and to cease and desist all nuclear negotiations with Tehran immediately,” Pence said.

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