Many people ask why Albanians offered to help our friends from Iran. We have suffered, as you are suffering, for 50 long years under a dictatorship with people that were led by greed and hate for their own people. The same is happening today in your country: greed, hate, imprisoning and killing have replaced humanity and love of freedom. Poverty has replaced prosperity. Desperation has replaced happiness.
Since the end of 2017 and nowadays, Iran’s people are standing up for their freedom and their liberty, and we are here to support them.
Many brave men and women in your country have stood up. Many have sacrificed their lives. But they do not need just the words of sorrow. They need the ones that believe in freedom and liberty, democracy and stand up to do their part. No power lasts forever. No man lasts forever. Only one thing lasts forever: the dream for being free. Dream for happiness for our lives, our families, and our children. The firm belief that what was given by God cannot be taken by man. Liberty will never perish. So never give up. Never, never, never give up.
• Albanian Republican Party Chairman Fatmir Mediu has served as Albania’s Minister of Defense and Minister of Environment, Forests and Water Administration.
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