Stephen Harper speaks at conference held at 'cult' Iranian dissident group's Albanian compound - 2019-07-17
For a second straight year, former prime minister Stephen Harper spoke at a conference organized by the MEK, a controversial Iranian dissident group that his government once labelled a terrorist organization and has been described as a cult.
Harper, who has been a vocal critic of the Iranian regime during and after his time as prime minister, gave a speech at the Free Iran conference on July 13. This year's gathering was held at the MEK's newly-built headquarters located in rural Albania.
"I am delighted to be here, because there are a few causes in this world today more important, at this moment, than what you are pursuing: the right of the people of Iran to change their government and their right to do it through freedom and the power of the ballot box," he said, to applause from the audience.