John Dennis Hastert Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives
I am very honored to be here to speak to you today because you are the free people of Iran. You breathe free air every day. Now is the time to extend that freedom to the people of Camp Liberty and to the country of Iran. Freedom to your countrymen, to your friends, your fathers, your sisters, your children, all who live today at Camp Liberty under the thumb of the Iraqis and Iran. Tomorrow, if you are successful at Camp Liberty, next you can be successful in Iran. But your actions here, your actions tomorrow, and your actions when you leave this place, will be able to open the doors of freedom to the people at Camp Liberty. This is one of the greatest and largest political assemblies that I’ve ever seen. But political assemblies create political rhetoric. We want political action.
Robert Torricelli Former Member of the US Senate
People of the Mojahedin allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bob Torricelli and I am a soldier in the liberation of Iran. I will never tire. I will never stop. I will never give in. I will see a free Iran. For those of you in the bleachers in the back: Will you ever give in? Will you ever give up on the struggle to free Iran?
Ted Poe Chair, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non‐proliferation and Trade, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee
Thank you. Thank you. I’m Ted Poe, I’m from the great state of Texas and I want to—thank you. On behalf of my colleagues, this bipartisan delegation from the United States Congress, we want to thank you for what you do. And to the daughters of Iran and the sons of liberty, to you young people that are here, thank you for your energy. Thank you, young people, for being here in this fight. You are the ones who will lead the fight for a freer Iran.
Linda Chavez a former White House Director of Public Liaison and US expert to the UN Sub-Commission on human rights
Thank you, thank you very much. Friends, great lovers of freedom, my brothers and my sisters, it is a pleasure to be here once again with you in Paris to celebrate all for regime change, all for freedom. The last time that we met one year ago in these halls in Paris، there had been an election in Iran and Hassan Rouhani had been elected president, something that was greeted with great optimism in the West, that was heralded in the newspapers, that was greeted by many Western governments as some sign that there was going to be a new Iran. Well, we have not seen a new Iran.
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero Former Prime Minister of Spain
Thank you. Dear friends, we are here together again in Paris. We are here once again to support each other. We know that freedom’s course is a fair course. We know that the fight for freedom is often painful, but it’s worthwhile. Democracy through justice and dignity doesn’t accept the superiority of anyone. No faith, no interpretation of God, no culture is superior to humankind’s free will to live together. In Maryam Rajavi’s words we can hear democracy, liberty and human rights.
Patricia Solis Doyle An American political Operative and was in 2008 a Senior Adviser to the Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama
Before I begin, looking out at you I just have to say all of you are a force to be reckoned with. My name is Patti Solis Doyle and I have had the privilege of working for Hillary Clinton for 16 years, from the start of her husband’s first presidential campaign to the end of her own presidential campaign in 2008.
Marc Ginsberg US ambassador to Morocco from 1994–1998 and former Deputy Senior Adviser to the President of the United States for Middle East Policy
Ladies and gentlemen, madams and monsieurs, my name is Marc Ginsberg and I have an important message to all of you out there. Everyone in the back and everyone in the front, for all of the conversations we’ve had, the most important thing Madame Rajavi and all of us want to remember: for those people who are in Camp Liberty, who are facing even increased dangers, whose family members are here today, who deserve to have you say loud and clear, “Let my people go.”
Thomas Cantwell Served US military under Multinational Force-Iraq
Thank you, Madame Rajavi, for the opportunity to be here. My name is Tom Cantwell, and in 2003 I drove onto Camp Ashraf for the first time. I want to tell you a brief story about the people that were at Camp Ashraf at that time. In short they were people of honor and integrity. Today in 2014, a large group of them are now interred at Camp Liberty. They are the same people of honor and integrity, and I will not forget you. Thank you very much.
Geir Haarde Former Prime Minister of Iceland
Madame Rajavi, dear friends, those of you who are here in the hall and those who are watching and listening in Camp Liberty and Iran, what a great gathering this has been today. A gathering I have not seen before except maybe the one last year. But I think it’s time for us to stop having these gatherings here in Paris. We should have them in Tehran, and the people who are now in Camp Liberty should join us there. I would like to say on behalf of the Nordic delegation that we are very pleased and proud to be able to be here today at this annual rally, which is basically a parade. It’s a parade of politicians and public in favor of your great cause, in favor of democracy and freedom in Iran.
Robert Joseph Former US Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
Thank you, it is a true honor for me to participate in this great event celebrating the cause of freedom in Iran, and remembering the sacrifice of the thousands of martyrs who have paid the ultimate price for that goal. I have been working the nuclear issue for 12 years, ever since the MEK revealed the existence of the program and exposed the regime, its true objectives and the true threat that it represents to the international community.
Wesley Martin First Colonel Commandant of Ashraf
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Any testimonial I can provide today or any other time pales in comparison to the testimonial that you provide by your endless commitment to democracy in Iran. It also pales in testimony to the commitment to democracy and the pain being suffered by our brothers and our sisters at Camp Liberty.
Gary morsch, June-2014, paris, The Grand Gathering of Iranians
I’m not going to give a speech, but like Colonel Cantwell, I want to say hello to my dear friends and fellow patriots in Camp Liberty and Albania. When I left Ashraf in 2004 the last thing I said to my friends there was that I will see you again in a free Tehran. And I’m going to save my speech until then. I’m going to hang on to it, because I will see our friends there.
I wish that the New Year would bring peace, solidarity and happiness for the people around the world.
May Freedom and democracy triumph in my homeland Iran and other nations in the region.
Christmas brings with it the spirit of Peace, brotherhood and tolerance when people of all religion come together to replace revenge with love and tolerance.