British MPs Support the Iranian People's Uprising
Matthew Offord and Roger Lyons Support the Iranian People's Uprising
Mr. Matthew Offord, member of the United Kingdom’s Parliament from Hendon, in a video message expressed his full support of the ongoing nationwide uprising in Iran with over 600 martyrs. The following is the full transcribe of Mr. Offord’s video message.
My name is Matthew Offord, I’m the former member of parliament for Hendon, the constituency I’m currently engaging in the general election campaign. I hope to be re-elected as a member of parliament for Hendon. During my time as the member of parliament, I have undertaken many issues on behalf of my Iranian constituents and I’m very pleased to say that we, recently held a meeting at the House of Commons attended by distinguished parliamentarians from all the political parties to speak about the issues and problems that are continuing in Iran. In recent days, we have seen protests against the petrol strikes and many people have been killed as a part of those protests. Perhaps they understand, the mullahs understand that the United Kingdom government, while still is in existence, our parliament is not and many of the activities are going on without a scrutiny of the United Kingdom. But certainly our friends around the world are aware of what’s happening, our American friends are also aware of what’s happening. President Trump has made it very clear that he won’t abide a nuclear Iran. But still we see that events continue to unfold in the country. After the general election which I hope to be re-elected, this is an issue that I intend to bring to the foreign office. We certainly want take action against the mullahs, not only with sanctions, that are under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, but we want to ensure that not only the Joint Plan is not breached, but more importantly, we want the people of Iran treated with respect and dignity. We certainly do not wish to see extra-judicial killings which we have – and I understand – have occurred on the streets. And we certainly do not wish to see the mullahs engaging in activities that are not good for their country, their people. So, in the next couple of weeks, while the United Kingdom may be looking at a general election, some of us will be looking further afield to see what is happening in Iran. It remains a great issue for many of us, and a great issue for constituents of the Hendon constituency and will certainly be one of my priorities in parliament. So, I give my solidarity to those who have people fallen at the behest of the mullahs and their dangerous actions. But we continue to support you, and your comrades around the world where they be in Camp Ashraf, or any other parts of the world. So, until I speak to you again, I wish you all well, and we are with you.
In addition, in a message, Mr. Roger Lyons, member of the United Kingdom’s Parliament, expressed his solidarity with the Iranian people and their ongoing uprising in over 187 cities. He also expressed his full support of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. The full text of his message is as follows.
What’s happening at the moment in Iran should arouse the conscience of the whole of the world and interventions and representations should be coming from not just the British government and the European Union, but the United States, and indeed the United Nations.
In the last two weeks of November, #Iran faced the most widespread #protests in the past 40 years, which is still ongoing. This uprising has many lessons to be learned: https://t.co/9sLR4bI3Sv#FreeIran #Internet4Iran #StopIranBloodshed #IranProtests— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) November 30, 2019
The way in which the Iranian regime are brutally attacking civilians in over a 170 cities, the people there are brutalising, hundreds are being killed, as we speak people are attacked in the streets of Iranian cities and towns. Thousands are being injured and the way in which the regime is treating its people is uncivilised. It’s a crime against humanity. I believe that the way in which the regime has increased the price of petrol without any consultation, three times the price, in a country which transport is crucial and where it will have a knock on, onto the prices of many other things, basic food stuff and everything else, it’s treating the people with contempt, and they are doing the only thing they can do, which is protesting. They have no democratic rights, they have no civil rights, they have no human rights. This is a repressive dictatorship, and it’s showing its true face at the moment, killing, brutalising, repressing, and I plead with the world to come to the aid of the Iranian people. I plead with the world to take the lead that Madam Rajavi in Paris, the leader of the PMOI, have given. She’s called for international action, she’s called for intervention. And, that is essential, otherwise we leave 83 million people at the mercy of a bloodthirsty regime of killers.