Maryam Rajavi speaks truth to power. From Reuters, with thanks to Mackie:
STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – The head of an exiled Iranian opposition group accused Western nations on Wednesday of appeasing Tehran with incentives to halt uranium enrichment that she compared to moves to placate Hitler before World War Two.
Maryam Rajavi, leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said she had clear indications that Tehran would not give up its enrichment activities and that diplomatic efforts by the European Union and the United States to avert a crisis were only rewarding the Tehran government’s strategies.
“The further they move forward, the more concessions the West is making,” Rajavi told a news conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. “So incentive measures are just precipitating a monumental disaster.”
When Europe “appeased” Adolf Hitler in 1938 by giving him part of Czechoslovakia in exchange for peace, it only encouraged him to start a war that cost millions of lives, she said.
“The solution to this crisis is neither appeasement nor war. It is to be found in democratic change in Iran.”