Members of the Iranian opposition, MEK, held a super secret meeting with their 3000 members in Tirana to celebrate the Iranian New Year, known as Nowruz.
They expressed their gratitude for the Albanian hosts, represented in the meeting by known political figures like Pandeli Majko, Fatmir Mediu and Elona Gjebrea. Also present in the event the presence of the head of the Catholic Church in Albania caught the eye, as a sign that the 3000 Iranians were rivals of the Ayatollah regime.
Leader of the resistance, Maryam Rajavi, said the Ayatollah regime is facing difficulties and is afraid that this kind of enthusiasm can be transformed into a political party especially with the support of the international community.
“Today, Ayatollah Khamenei is facing three main difficulties: he’s afraid of the resistance of the Iranian people, he’s afraid of the American policy in the region and is facing a bid dilemma on who is going to replace him. These issues have put the regime in serious alarm”, she said. “Western governments should not by into the regime deceptions, false elections and victimize of the people. Politicians turn their head away when it comes to the human rights”.
But until now, beside the US, tiny Albania is the other country who has given the best support for the organization. “For a three year period, with the wonderful cooperation of our partners, we managed to move 2500 members of the MEK organizations in Albania with no incidents at all. And today you are all here”, Vice Minister of the Interior Affaris, Elona Gjebrea, said.
For Fatmir Mediu, leader Rajavi is a inspirational model for people around the world, while Pandeli Majko added a sense of humor to the gathering. “We socialists think it is been Nowruz Day all alongfor 4 years, while they think Nowruz Day will come after the elections. We are still debating…”, Majko said.
Well-known personalities from US and France were also present, two countries that have helped the mujahidin move from Liberty Camp in Iraq to Albania. Among them was also former US Ambassador to UN John Bolton, recently mentioned as a possible candidate for the Secretary of State position in Trump administration.