Ms. Zahra Merrikhi, Secretary General of the MEK

Today, after 40 years of religious dictatorship in Iran’s political arena, this regime is besieged by crises in all political, social and economic areas, and so on. The Iranian society is also inflamed and ready to revolt against the Velayat-e Faqih (absolute rule of the mullahs) regime.

In such circumstances, what reassures the Iranian people of the future of a country with its enormous role in civilization, culture and human history is the existence of a democratic alternative to this religious dictatorship in the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

The NCRI coalition, comprised of Iranian political organizations, groups and personalities, was founded in 1982 by Massoud Rajavi, the historical PMOI leader, in Tehran. From 1992 onward, after being elected by the NCRI, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi has been the NCRI President-elect for the transition era to the people following the overthrow of the mullahs’ dictatorial regime.

The PMOI was founded on September 6, 1965, by three university graduates.

54 years later, on the anniversary of the MEK founding, with more than five decades of resistance against a dictatorship, with an organized structure and having an extensive network checkered across Iran, parallel to its committed members, the PMOI/MEK has become Iran’s only hope for the future.

The hope gained by the Mojahedin’s massive sacrifice over more than five decades of their glorious life.

The sacrifice that began with the execution of the organization founders, and many of its members and leadership by the Shah’s regime, followed with the execution of more than 120,000 PMOI/MEK members and sympathizers, including the summer 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in prisons around the country by the mullah’s regime.

The MEK has also played an unparalleled role in the fight against terrorism and the mullahs’ warfare, and in preserving international peace by exposing the regime’s nuclear and missile program, along with its offensive warfare and its destructive and terrorist activities in the Middle East and across the globe.

Outside Iran, in Europe, the US and Canada, and even across to Australia, tens of thousands of MEK supporters have always shown widespread support for the MEK by attending large annual rallies or marches and demonstrations in various cities around the world.

Furthermore, a large number of political figures, MPs, leaders and members of various communities and unions in Europe, America, Canada to Asia, the Middle East and Australia have repeatedly supported and solidified with the Iranian Resistance movement led by the PMOI/MEK and Mrs. Maryam Rajavi.

The Iranian Resistance President-elect has declared the movement’s network of Resistance Units.

Within Iran, the MEK’s Resistance Units have been leading the protests and uprisings of various strata of the Iranian people, and have played a leading role in guiding popular protests against the dictatorship.

In such circumstances, having comprehensive plans and programs to solve the most pressing problems of the Iranian society, and organizing a large network of resistance units and Iranian people inside and outside Iran who support the MEK’s programs and at the beginning of the 55th year of the MEK existence, has become the sole hope of the Iranian people for the establishment of freedom, democracy, human rights and justice in the NCRI democratic axis.

This hope will soon come true for the overthrow of the mullahs’ dictatorial regime in Iran.