Online Conference held under title, “Iran’s Ongoing Crimes Against Humanity, EU’s political and moral obligations”. The online event was on October 7, 2020. Dozens of members of the European Parliament attended and spoke at the conference.
MEPs made their remarks in order to condemn the horrific human rights violations witnessed on a daily basis across Iran. In addition, MEPs called on the European Union to fulfill its moral and political obligations in the face of human rights violations in Iran. They called for a firm policy by the European Union against the mullah regime in Iran. Also, they pointed out, It is high time to stand alongside the Iranian people and support their justified aspirations for a free, democratic, and non-nuclear Iran.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI), was the keynote speaker at this conference. Her message welcomed as a democratic solution to Iran’s future. Mrs. Rajavi’s ten-point plan has widespread support from the majority of MEPs for a long time.
Stanislav Polčák, MEP from the Czech Republic
Madam President, dear colleagues, it’s an honor to speak in this conference to discuss situation in Iran and union policy on Iran. We usually deal with human rights violations and terrorist activities of the Iranian regime as two separate issues whereas the two are two sides of the same coin.
The view and approach that allows the regime to suppress peaceful protests of the people, killing more than 1,500 of them, and arresting and torturing thousands of them in November 2019, is the same view and approach that allows it to plot the bombing of the gathering of 100,000 people in Villepinte, near Paris, to kill many innocent people. The regime is doing all this for one reason only: for its own survival.
Many of the regimes’ so-called diplomats have been involved in terrorist plots and were always able to get away with their crimes. But now, for the first time in the field of terrorism, its diplomat has been arrested. Action diplomat would never plan this plot without approval of the top leadership of the regime.
While the judicial proceedings are underway, independent of any political influence, it is time for the high representative of the EU and the governments in Europe to end business as usual with this regime. The regime in Iran must be accountable for such crimes in Europe. Anything less would be a gift to state terrorism.
The European Union must respect its own values, democratic principles. They have been criticizing the EU policy on Iran in the European Parliament for more than one decade. Today, appeasement that this brutal regime is against the security of Europe. The EU must stand with the Iranian people and their democratic alternative, the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
In my years in the European Parliament, I have always maintained close relations with Iranian resistance. Even before that, when I was a member of the trigger parliament, I came to Paris events and met Madame Rajavi on many occasions. So, you can count on my continued support until we have freedom and democracy in Iran. All the best.