Rama Yade: the former French Minister of Human Rights
Speech to the FreeIran2020 Global Summit: Iran Rising Up for Freedom – July 17, 2020
Madame President Rajavi, dear friends,
In the history of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, July 17 will be special.
Today, we are participating in the world’s largest virtual gathering. I am very impressed. 102 countries, 30,000 different locations, 200 meetings, sizing from 50 to 3,000 participants, these are the characteristics of this annual gathering which shows its determination to continue its fight despite the exceptional health conditions…
This organization proves the technical, logistical, and technological capacity of a structure that knows how discipline and method are necessary conditions for the mobilization and success of its dream for a free and democratic Iran.
Because that is the driving force behind this unprecedented event…
In this world of uncertainty where everything can change, the Iranian Resistance must take its place. It is a major player, a key to the solution.
The international community must understand that, and particularly Europe. The Europe I am talking from and about, must be with you.
It is time for European Union to take a firm stand, condemning human rights violations in Iran.
In particular, the high number of executions, the highest number and by subjecting trade with Iran, to an end to human rights violations.
May we be more numerous, may we be more determined to leave these essential change by supporting the Iranian people’s desire for regime change and the settlement of republic based on the separation between religion and the state, based on gender equality, based on freedom of expression.
It is about morality, but it is about security also, for us and for Iranian people and for the region.
Here we are not sweet dreamers. We are and have been mayors, congressmen or women ministers, head of states, head of governments. We know what diplomacy is. We know its constraints…
We want our businessmen to get richer through commercial contracts; we want our citizens to get jobs through these contracts. But we know that we will not get any of these by lowering the flag on the human rights front.
We must choose the side of humanity. It is with you. Iranians are tired to fight alone. If we do not react, the heroes of the resistance who have played so much for their commitment, would be isolated. It is the Iranian people who are in danger of this.
Thank you for your attention.