Albania, July 28, 2019 – In an article for Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Saleh Al-Ghallab, former Culture Minister of Jordan, described his experience participating in the Free Iran event at Ashraf 3, Albania, home to thousands of MEK members.
Key points from Mr. Alghallab’s article follows:
The annual “Free Iran” gathering of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), held in their new base, Ashraf 3 in Albania, with the presence of a large number of dignitaries from different countries and political parties, proved the political and organizational power of the MEK despite the various challenges it has gone through within the last few years.
This event also proved that the MEK is a viable alternative to the mullahs’ regime and the true representative of the Iranian people, both inside Iran and abroad. Indeed, after the darkness that engulfed beautiful Iran since 1979, it is time for the dawn of victory to shed the light of prosperity on this darkened land and put an end to the nightmare of the mullahs, who brought nothing for the Iranian people but war, bloodshed, chaos and poverty, such as the Iran-Iraq war and the Syrian war.
Ashraf was built in less than a year and a half and is a beautiful city, it is a safe haven to those freedom fighters who were under attacks and heavy bombardments of Iran’s regime in Iraq. Most importantly, Ashraf 3 is the beating heart of the Iranian resistance, motivating millions of youth inside Iran.
Ashraf 3, where the Free Iran gatherings were held, witnessed the participation of more than 200 delegations, including former senior U.S. officials and Arabian delegations including Prime Ministers and other ministers as well as syndicate members.
We can confidently say that the Free Iran gatherings in Ashraf 3, with an army of dignitaries, was a turning point and the beginning of a new era in MEK’s struggle to topple the Iranian regime. Ashraf 3 has become the source and center of inspiration to MEK resistance units inside Iran, to continue their activities to topple the regime of Iran, which is trying to avoid its imminent collapse by exporting its crises to the neighboring countries.