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David Campbell Bannerman MEP: Over 2000 hanged in Iran by Rouhani

NCRI – Under the Presidency of Hassan Rouhani, the mullahs’ regime in Iran is carrying the highest level of executions for 25 years, David Campbell Bannerman, an MEP from the United Kingdom and Chairman of the Iraq Delegation at the European Parliament, has told European Union foreign policy chief Frederica Mogherini.

Members of the European Parliament last week lambasted Ms. Mogherini for the lack of EU responsiveness to the appalling human rights situation in Iran. 

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The following is the text of the remarks by Mr. David Campbell Bannerman MEP on September 9, 2015:

Mr President, as Chairman of the Iraq Delegation, I have been following the talks between the West and Iran with great concern. Just one day after signing this deal, and Iran is shelling our allies in Yemen. While dressed up as a peace deal, this is just appeasement.

This agreement trivialises the Iranian regime’s human rights violations. More than 2000 people have been hanged by the ‘moderate’ President Rouhani whom you, Ms Mogherini, were happy to take tea with. This is the highest level of executions for 25 years, 1000 forecast by this year end: the highest number of executions per head in the world.

The group-think mentality of the EU and P5+1 has resulted in every obstruction from the Iranians, rewarded with more giveaways. Iranian officials have described negotiations as a form of Jihad by other means. This deal frees up millions of euros for yet more sponsorship of terror. They are just laughing at us. Under the agreed framework for 10 years, Iran will never be further than one year from a nuclear weapon, and then it will get the bomb. This deal is utter folly.

I do not think that this compromise works: I think it gives too much away and endangers peace in the Middle East; it does not actually secure it. I do not like the idea of a nuclear power in Iran, because it could become a suicide bomber state. It could actually use the bomb, and so it is more destabilising. I think it is desperately dangerous and that is why I oppose it.

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