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In a cross party parliamentary conference, MPs and Peers from both Houses in UK addressed the Iranian regime’s destructive role in the region particularly in Iraq and Syria.
Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC who chaired conference held at the House of Commons announced the initiative “Support Human Rights and Democracy in Iran” signed by more than 400 MPs and Peers from both Houses and all parties.
The participants also highlighted the emerging threats against the Iranian Refugees in Camp Liberty, Iraq and warned about the regime's plots to take advantage of the current crisis in Iraq in order to annihilate members of the main Iranian opposition, the PMOI (MEK), in Camp Liberty, through attacks by its terrorist Quds-Force and its mercenaries in that country.
“Besides repression at home, the religious dictatorship continues its export of terrorism to countries such as Syria, Iraq and Lebanon and pursues its secret nuclear programme”, the 400 MPs and Peers said in this statement.
It calls for a referral of “Iran's dossier of human rights violations to the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court in order to bring the perpetrators to justice”.
In this initiative the 400 signatories also declare that they “stand by Maryam Rajavi’s third option for democratic change by the Iranian people and their organised resistance movement and support her 10-point plan for a future Iran.”
The appalling human rights record of the Iranian regime, its race towards acquiring nuclear weapons as well as its unabated support for terrorism and religious fundamentalism throughout the world and thus a need for regime change in Iran, were among the major topics discussed at the conference.
Speakers at the conference included Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC; Brian Binley MP; Prof. Lord Alton of Liverpool;Lord Maginnis of Drumglass; Lord Clarke of Hampstead; Lord Cotter; Steve McCabe MP; Sir Alan Meale MP; Dr Matthew Offord MP; Jim Fitzpatrick MP; Sir Edward Leigh MP; Jim Shannon MP; Tahar Boumedra, Former UN Human Rights Chief in Iraq; David Vaughen QC; Prof. Sara Chandler, member of the Law Society Council; Malcolm Fowler;Dowlat Nowrouzi, NCRI Representative in the UK.
Iran News in Brief - 18 April 2015