Before me is the largest gathering of Iranians in the world who woke up this morning breathing free, speaking free, worshipping free, living free.
It is my honor to be with you. It is my pleasure to serve as master of ceremonies, to introduce to you people from around the globe who share this struggle, shoulder to shoulder, with Iranian people in their desperate moment fighting for freedom.
But we must all be mindful that while this is the largest gathering of free Iranians in the world today, tomorrow morning that responsibility rests on a brave few in Tirana, Albania. To those who survived Ashraf, fought through Camp Liberty, you are now the point of the spear in Albania.
Our hopes, our prayers rest with you to destroy the mullahs and create a free Iran.
My friends, in Iran the name Rajavi is synonymous with freedom and a hope for a better future.
• Robert Torricelli, a Democrat, served as a U.S. Senator from New Jersey for six years and U.S. Representative from New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District for 14 years. This excerpt is from remarks he gave at the July 1 rally in Paris.
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