Illar Meta, the President of Albania visited the compound of the Iranian resistance outside of Tirana, named Ashraf 3, on Friday, September 13.
A statement issued by the NCRI read in part:
On Friday September 13, 2019 midday his Excellency Ilir Meta, the President of the Republic of Albania, visited Ashraf 3, home to members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Albania. MEK members warmly welcomed the Albanian President. Mr. Fatmir Mediu, chairman of the Albanian Republican Party as well as the President’s National Security Adviser accompanied the President.
During this visit, President Meta met and held talks with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and toured the exhibition on 120 years of struggle for freedom in Iran in Ashraf 3.
During a meeting with MEK members, President Meta said, “I had no idea about the extent of your sacrifice and the genocide you and your supporter have endured. Having the possibility to see so many people, women and children, massacred was shocking.”
“This was also indication of a widespread movement inside Iran and showed how tyrannical the regime is. This is really bad not only for the people of Iran but also for regional and global peace and stability…I was very impressed with the Ten-point Plan of Mrs. Rajavi because it is based on fundamental freedoms and will guarantee prosperity and democracy for the Iranian people. All of us here in Albania are united in our support for your efforts and determination,” President Meta underscored.
With tension between Iran, the Gulf states, and the Trump administration ramping up after the drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, the role of the Iranian resistance in any regime change scheme will be paramount.