MEK: Iranian Dictatorship Response
Free Iran World Summit
Janša was speaking at The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), three-day Free Iran World Summit. “The Iranian people deserve democracy, freedom, and human rights,” Janša said at the conference on July 10. “The international community should firmly support the Iranian people,” “the Iranian regime must be held accountable for human rights violations.” he continued.
Normally, a statement like this from Slovenia’s prime minister wouldn’t have triggered a reaction. However, Slovenia assumed the rotating presidency of the EU’s 27 member states in early July, and Janša has risen to the position of president in the Office of the Council of Ministers, effectively speaking on behalf of the EU’s national leaders.
The Iranian dictatorship got very angry
The Iranian dictatorship got very angry when it heard Janša’s speech in the World Summit, which had drawn scores of former prime ministers, foreign ministers, senators, congressmen, parliamentarians, ambassadors, and other leaders from around the world as keynote speakers, as well as tens of thousands of attendees.
Borrell’s appeasement has been denounced
The foreign minister of the theocratic regime, Javad Zarif, summoned Slovenia’s ambassador in Tehran to file a serious complaint. He immediately called Josep Borrell, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, and demanded that he distance the EU from Janša’s remarks. Borrell, predictably, agreed, issuing a statement claiming that Janša’s words were “most definitely not” representative of the EU’s stance.
Professor Alejo Vidal-Quadras, a Spanish former senior vice president of the European Parliament, and Giulio Terzi, a former Italian foreign minister, both denounced Borrell’s appeasement and wrote to the high representative seeking clarification. They wanted to know what exactly Borrell’s disagreement was with Janša’s statement.
Iranian people deserve democracy, freedom, and human rights
“Is it your definitive position that the EU does not believe the Iranian people deserve democracy, freedom, and human rights?” they wrote in a letter to Borrell. “Do you believe the international world should not help the Iranian people? Are you of the opinion that the Iranian regime should not be held accountable for violations of human rights?”
“We are deeply concerned that your rush to distance the EU from Prime Minister Janša’s statement on Iran has seriously undermined the EU’s credibility and its longstanding position as a leading exemplar of human rights,” the letter concluded.
Conviction of the Iranian diplomat
In the summer of 2018, Borrell and the EU appeasers demonstrated their contempt for the EU’s appeasement when they failed to utter a word of reproach following the arrest, trial, and conviction of the Iranian diplomat and his co-conspirators for their attempted bomb at major NCRI opposition rally.
42 years of barbaric violence
Thousands of dissidents have been executed just for resisting the dictatorship over the course of 42 years of barbaric violence. Protests across the country are often crushed.
In a massive uprising in late 2019, some 1,500 unarmed, largely teenage demonstrators were shot dead at the hands of notorious executioner and torturer President Ebrahim Raisi. Thousands more were injured, with many being hauled from their hospital beds to prison and never seen again.
The EU should follow Janša’s brave statement
Raisi should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity as soon as possible by Borrell and the EU in international courts. The EU should follow Janša’s brave statement and offer the oppressed Iranian people their complete support.
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