While media outlets in Iran are speaking about “the end of the revolution, sense of despondency among revolutionaries and the disregard of Khomeini”, Khamenei has proven incapable of controlling the regime, which is riddled with internal dissensions and crises. In addition, the regime is so chauvinistic that it could not include a single woman in the new cabinet of Hassan Rouhani.
Meanwhile, Iran’s opposition-in-exile celebrated its 52nd anniversary on September 6, where its congress elected a woman as its new Secretary General.
A movement based on values
The PMOI (People Mojahedin Organisation of Iran) is the strongest and most unique movement in contemporary history, where a woman holds the reins of leadership, and the central council of this organization consists of thousands of women.
This PMOI congress, which has several thousand members in Albania, France, Germany, London and Sweden, elected Ms. Zahra Merrikhi as the new Secretary General for the next two years.
Zahra Merrikhi now heads a movement whose members adhere to the view that humans are equal and only those are superior to others who imbibe and practise higher human values, take on righteous responsibilities and dedicate their lives to the good of all people.
In her speech to members of the Mojahedin, Zahra Merrikhi described the PMOI as “an important academy for human relations, a society with the noblest of emotions, as well as political and social responsibility.”
This movement seeks to create a human society that safeguards national and collective interests, a society where people think about each other and are helpful to one or another, a society which — according to Iran’s well-known poet Ahmad Shamloo — “is full of kindness and beauty, and every human being develops fraternal feelings for other human beings.”