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Mullahs’ envoy in negotiations with EU: Execution is our redline

Mullahs’ envoy in negotiations with EU: Execution is our redline and we cannot abandon it Human rights dialogue with mullahs fuels execution, torture and killing in Iran

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, the mullahs’ regime’s deputy foreign minister and envoy in human rights negotiations with the European Union, said explicitly that execution is a redline for the regime which cannot be abandoned. He said outrageously that rapid results should not be expected from the negotiations, and it might take three or even four years. He emphasized that the goal of human rights negotiations is to put an end to Iran-phobia, and to whitewash the ugly face of the religious fascism that is the Godfather of state terrorism and holds the world record for most executions per capita. No doubt would remain, therefore, that the human rights dialogue is merely a tool to facilitate trades with the regime, to lift sanctions, and to prevent further sanctions against this regime.

In an interview with ILNa, a state news agency affiliated with Rouhani, Takht-Ravanchi said, “We shall not abandon our red lines in human rights negotiations. We have told them too that we have redlines in some aspects. When the issue of executions are discussed, I will say that we do execute capital punishment in the context of our laws, and this is not something that we could leave aside… this is clear both to us and to them. Aside from this, there are issues that through interaction we can bring views closer together … of course, in some areas that we have the explicit command of the Quran, like Qesas (retaliation), they are not issues that diplomats could bring their views together through different methods.”

Calling the world community’s hatred of the regime for executions and terrorism as Iran-phobia, Takht-Ravanchi said, “Iran-phobia has gained a foothold in the West over years. This is partly due to the issue of human rights. By interaction we can defeat the attempts our enemies have made for Iran-phobia.”

The mullahs’ representative said: the negotiation “is a lengthy process for both parties to reach a mutual understanding… I’m not of course estimating the length of the negotiations. Our move might take two, three or even four years.” (ILNA- November 12)

As the Iranian Resistance has emphasized since three decades ago, this regime cannot survive for even one single day without execution, torture and killing. It has to face sanctions and punishments for its crimes against humanity. Any negotiation with this savage regime about human rights only fuels repression and execution machine.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 14, 2016