Former Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday is visiting the headquarters of Iran’s largest and most prominent opposition group to show his support for the Iranian people as they continue to oppose the Islamist regime ruling Iran.
Pence is scheduled to address some 3,000 members and activists of the Iranian resistance, 1,000 of them former political prisoners, at Ashraf 3, in Albania, home of the exiled People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK).
He will also meet with Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a coalition of Iranian opposition groups including the MEK, to discuss the situation in Iran and prospects for change.
Anti-government protests have erupted across Iran in recent weeks, with forces associated with the MEK playing a prominent role in the demonstrations.
Pence’s visit comes about five weeks after former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Ashraf 3, where he called for the U.S. to support the Iranian people “as they fight for a freer and more democratic Iran.”
Both Pence and Pompeo served in the Trump administration.