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Support human rights, democracy and gender equality in Iran in order to overcome extremism, evict Iran's theocracy from meddling in Iraq, Syria and the region

Written declaration No. 583 | Doc. 13624 | 02 October 2014

Signatories:
Mr Brian BINLEY, United Kingdom, EDG ; Ms Brigitte ALLAIN, France, SOC ; Mr Paride ANDREOLI, San Marino, SOC ; Ms Sirkka-Liisa ANTTILA, Finland, ALDE ; Mr Volodymyr ARIEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Josep Anton BARDINA PAU, Andorra, ALDE ; Mr Christian BARILARO, Monaco, ALDE ; Mr Levan BERDZENISHVILI, Georgia, ALDE ; Mr Robert BIEDROŃ, Poland, SOC ; Mr Philippe BIES, France, SOC ; Mr Philippe BLANCHART, Belgium, SOC ; Ms Sílvia Eloïsa BONET PEROT, Andorra, SOC ; Mr Charlò BONNICI, Malta, EPP/CD ; Mr Marek BOROWSKI, Poland, SOC ; Ms Bernadette BOURZAI, France, SOC ; Mr Oerd BYLYKBASHI, Albania, EPP/CD ; Mr Henryk CIOCH, Poland, EDG ; Mr Michael CONNARTY, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Paolo CORSINI, Italy, SOC ; Mr David CRAUSBY, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Jonny CROSIO, Italy, NR ; Mr Joseph DEBONO GRECH, Malta, SOC ; Mr Roel DESEYN, Belgium, EPP/CD ; Mr Manlio DI STEFANO, Italy, NR ; Mr Jeffrey DONALDSON, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Mustafa DZHEMILIEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Baroness Margaret EATON, United Kingdom, EDG ; Ms Daniela FILIPIOVÁ, Czech Republic, EDG ; Mr Hans FRANKEN, Netherlands, EPP/CD ; Mr Martin FRONC, Slovak Republic, EPP/CD ; Ms Darina GABÁNIOVÁ, Slovak Republic, SOC ; Sir Roger GALE, United Kingdom, EDG ; Ms Adele GAMBARO, Italy, ALDE ; Mr Karl GARÐARSSON, Iceland, ALDE ; Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mrs Cheryl GILLAN, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Gerardo GIOVAGNOLI, San Marino, SOC ; Ms Ana GUŢU, Republic of Moldova, ALDE ; Mr Mike HANCOCK, United Kingdom, ALDE ; Mr Margus HANSON, Estonia, ALDE ; Ms Françoise HETTO-GAASCH, Luxembourg, EPP/CD ; Ms Rózsa HOFFMANN, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Jim HOOD, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Tadeusz IWIŃSKI, Poland, SOC ; Mr Gediminas JAKAVONIS, Lithuania, ALDE ; Ms Stella JANTUAN, Republic of Moldova, SOC ; Mr Antti KAIKKONEN, Finland, ALDE ; Mr Giorgi KANDELAKI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Ms Vasiliki KATRIVANOU, Greece, UEL ; Mr Rom KOSTŘICA, Czech Republic, EPP/CD ; Mr Luca LAZZARI, San Marino, UEL ; Sir Edward LEIGH, United Kingdom, EDG ; Ms Yuliya L'OVOCHKINA, Ukraine, EDG ; Mr Jacob LUND, Denmark, SOC ; Mr Rait MARUSTE, Estonia, ALDE ; Ms Meritxell MATEU PI, Andorra, ALDE ; Ms Pirkko MATTILA, Finland, NR ; Sir Alan MEALE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Arkadiusz MULARCZYK, Poland, EDG ; Ms Oľga NACHTMANNOVÁ, Slovak Republic, SOC ; Mr Michele NICOLETTI, Italy, SOC ; Mr Brynjar NÍELSSON, Iceland, EDG ; Mr Bernard PASQUIER, Monaco, ALDE ; Mr John PRESCOTT, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Carmen QUINTANILLA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Luc RECORDON, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Eva RICHTROVÁ, Czech Republic, SOC ; Ms Fatiha SAÏDI, Belgium, SOC ; Mr Dimitrios SALTOUROS, Greece, SOC ; Mr Kimmo SASI, Finland, EPP/CD ; Ms Deborah SCHEMBRI, Malta, SOC ; Mr Stefan SCHENNACH, Austria, SOC ; Mr Urs SCHWALLER, Switzerland, EPP/CD ; Mr Salvador SEDÓ, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Aleksandar SENIĆ, Serbia, SOC ; Mr Jim SHERIDAN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Oleksandr SHEVCHENKO, Ukraine, NR ; Mr Serhiy SOBOLEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Maria Edera SPADONI, Italy, NR ; Ms Lorella STEFANELLI, San Marino, EPP/CD ; Ms Tineke STRIK, Netherlands, SOC ; Ms Chiora TAKTAKISHVILI, Georgia, ALDE ; Mr Spyridon TALIADOUROS, Greece, EPP/CD ; Ms Kristien Van VAERENBERGH, Belgium, NR ; Mr Egidijus VAREIKIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Ms Anne-Mari VIROLAINEN, Finland, EPP/CD ; Mr Eric VORUZ, Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Morten WOLD, Norway, EDG ; Ms Gisela WURM, Austria, SOC ; Mr Jordi XUCLÀ, Spain, ALDE ; Mr Łukasz ZBONIKOWSKI, Poland, EDG ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD

Violation of human rights, executions, and arbitrary arrests continue in Iran. Over 1000 were hanged in one year under “moderate president” Rouhani. Religious dictatorship in Iran is the epicentre of terrorism. We believe that this is so because we see that since 2009, 137 defenceless Camp Liberty residents have been killed in six deadly attacks by Iraq’s government at the behest of Iranian regime.

Islamic extremism sadly expanded in Iraq and Syria as a result of sectarian interferences of Iran and its proxies. We concur with views of National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) President Maryam Rajavi that in order to overcome Islamic extremism, we need to support democracy, human rights, gender equality and a secular and tolerant State to be established in Iran.

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) recent report revealed that the regime has at the present time no intention of abandoning its nuclear weapons project. We stress that any Iranian nuclear agreement that does not include implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, a halt to uranium enrichment and the IAEA unhindered access, will leave the path open for any rogue rulers to obtain nuclear bombs.

We call on the new Prime Minister Al-Ebadi to immediately announce Camp Liberty as a refugee camp under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supervision, to end the siege completely, to guarantee safety, security and the rights of the residents in accordance with international laws.

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