Press Advisory - For Immediate Release
Fighting Back Against Islamic Dictatorship!
Washington, DC. - Dr. Ahura-Pirouz Khaleghi Yazdi has called on the people of Iran to stand united and show the world that they are indeed supportive of a regime change in Iran by celebrating in masses the Persians’ oldest tradition, “CHAHARSHANBEH SOURI” on March 15, 2005.
“CHAHARSHANBEH SOURI”, meaning "Red Wednesday”, is the eve of the last Wednesday of the outgoing year in the Persian calendar. On this day, celebratory fires are lit in public places and, with the help of fire and light, it is hoped that enlightenment and happiness prevail throughout the coming year and that wishes come true.
For the last 26 years, the Islamic regime in Iran has tried to replace all Persian ceremonies and events with Islamic ceremonies and events. Knowing that Persian culture is the greatest threat to their existence, the ruling mullahs consistently attempt to erase and destroy any remnants of Persian Culture in Iran. Therefore, over the last twelve months and over 1,000 hours of air-time on his daily satellite television broadcast into Iran, Dr. Yazdi has called on the people of Iran to recall their glorious history and resist the unpopular regime.
Dr. Yazdi has called on the people of Iran to make this year’s “CHAHARSHANBEH SOURI” ceremony the largest celebration in Persian history and to show the world their wish for a regime change in Iran. Dr. Yazdi has also called on the Revolutionary Guards and the paramilitary forces of the regime in Iran to support the people on this unforgettable day.
This is the second time that Dr. Yazdi is calling on the people of Iran to stand united and show their opposition to the regime. The first time was the call for non-violent demonstrations on September 26, 2004. It is conservatively estimated that on that day more than 3 million people participated throughout Iran, making it the largest anti-regime demonstration to date.