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Iranian Exiles Contrast Trump Role in Protests to Obama's

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The group considered the largest of Iranian exile organizations in the world hailed on Saturday President Trump's strong statement of support for the growing protests against the Islamic regime.

In so doing, Ali Safavi, an official with the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, also reminded fellow Iranians that the Obama regime reacted quite differently during protests over disputed elections in 2009.

"When millions of Iranians poured onto the streets, demanding regime change in 2009, the Obama administration reached out to the Supreme Leader Khamenei, enabling him and his President to suppress the uprising," Safavi told Newsmax, "President Trump’s expression of support for the Iranian people and his condemnation of the arrests of the protests send an encouraging signal to all those who want to see Iran liberated from the yoke of the medievalist mullahs."

Safavi's comment came shortly after the NCRI's President Maryam Rajavi told reporters that "the ongoing protests in different cities against the regime reveal the explosive state of Iranian society and the people's desire for regime change.

Mrs. Rajavi added that the "Iranian people demand the overthrow of the ruling religious dictatorship. It is their right to topple this repressive regime. And I emphasize: Regime change in Iran is within reach.

"The chant of 'Leave Syria alone, do something for us' reflects the people's opposition to regime's warmongering in the region."

Founded in 1981, NCRI represents political figures, academicians, and other Iranians who have fled their homeland, are dedicated to the overthrow of the Islamic Republic and its replacement with a secular democracy.

The group's leaders are the lineal heirs to Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, the colorful nationalist and elected prime minister of post-war Iran. His ouster in a U.S-backed coup in 1953 led to the return to power of the exiled Shah of Iran. Tens of thousands of its activists have been executed by the Iranian regime.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
 

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