2020 Free Iran (Virtual) Summit July 17-July 20


JULY 17th-20th, 2020

Starting on Friday, July 17th, 2020, members of the Iranian American Communities across the U.S. participated in a 3 day virtual summit with simultaneous participation of attendees from over 100 countries and more than 30,000 locations. Almost 1,000 prominent figures, politicians, and parliamentarians covering 5 continents took part in the virtual rally through Zoom in solidarity and support for the Iranian people’s quest for freedom.

Bipartisan members of Congress and other well regarded U.S. political leaders addressed this worldwide online forum.  The following is a brief summery from a few of the speakers:

Keynote Speaker

Maryam Rajavi, President Elect, National Council of Resistance of Iran

“Our people must enjoy the right to be healthy, to have shelter, right to employment, to organizing &having syndicates, right to autonomy of ethnic minorities, right to equal participation in running the societys affairs, gender equality &popular sovereignty” Madam Rajavi, June 17, 2020

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ)
Senate Arms Services Committee

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
Select Committee on Intelligence

Senator Todd Young (R-IN)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Senator Michael Braun (R-IN)
Budget Committee

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
Chairman, House Democratic Caucus

Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA)

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL)
House Foreign Affairs Committee


Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN)
House Foreign Affairs Committee

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX)


Congressman David Trone (D-MD)
House Foreign Affairs Committee

Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

Mayor Rudy Guiliani

Former Senator Joseph Lieberman

Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX)


Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE)
House Armed Services & Homeland Security Committees

Congressman Donald Payne (D-NJ)


Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN)

Honorable Steven Harper
Former Prime Minister of Canada


Mrs. Michele Alliot Marie
Former French Minister of Defense

Conference Reflection in the Media

The New York Times

Fox News


Washington Examiner


Rudy Giuliani, former Sen. Joe Lieberman, and a slate of other prominent U.S. figures joined thousands of dissidents at a virtual summit calling for regime change in Iran.

The Friday event marked the annual gathering of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a leading opposition group that works to topple the government of Iran. Usually, the gatherings are held in Europe and bring together dozens of speakers and thousands of attendees, but this year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was held online through the popular communication platform Zoom.

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The Voice of America


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