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Five Hundred Fifty-Three Lawmakers from UK Support Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan for Iran

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In a groundbreaking display of support, a majority of UK lawmakers, including 224 members of the House of Commons and 329 members of the House of Lords, have endorsed Mrs. Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan for a democratic republic in Iran. This joint statement calls for the terrorist designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and recognizes the right of MEK Resistance Units to confront the IRGC.

The signatories, totaling 553 British lawmakers, strongly condemn the Iranian regime’s actions against dissidents in Ashraf-3, Albania, and emphasize their rights under the Geneva Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights. Among the signatories are the heads of ten parliamentary committees, former Deputy Prime Minister Lord John Prescott, former Labor Party leader Lord Neil Kinnock, former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith, former Chief of the General Staff Lord Richard Dannatt, and former First Minister of Northern Ireland Baroness Arlene Foster. Over 55 former ministers and deputy ministers from Conservative and Labor cabinets are also included.

The statement highlights the Iranian regime’s destructive role in the Middle East and its aggressive policies. The UK lawmakers call for the terrorist designation of the IRGC and the imposition of oil sanctions on the regime. They also condemn the regime’s human rights violations, particularly the suppression of women, and call for accountability for the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners.

Among the distinguished signatories are 15 bishops from the House of Lords, including former Archbishops of Canterbury and Wales, Dr. Rowan Williams and Dr. Barry Morgan, respectively. Leaders from the National Union of Ireland and the Welsh National Party, the head of the UK delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and five deputy leaders from the Conservative Party are also among the endorsers.

The statement underscores the regime’s use of farcical trials, such as the one against 100 PMOI members, as a pretext for future terrorist acts, particularly in Europe. It highlights that during the 2022 uprising, the Iranian people rejected all forms of dictatorship, whether monarchical or theocratic and demanded regime change to establish a democratic republic.

Key political figures such as former Defence and Trade Secretary Lord Liam Fox, former Justice Secretary Sir Robert Buckland, former Armed Forces Minister John Spellar, former Trade Secretary Lord Lilley, former International Development Minister Baroness Verma, former Wales and Brexit Minister David Jones, former Northern Ireland and Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers, former Women and Education Secretary Baroness Morgan, Lord Price, Lord David Triesman, and Lord Henry Bellingham, former Foreign Office ministers, are among the supporters.

The UK lawmakers urge all governments to back Mrs. Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan, which includes free elections, freedom of speech and assembly, the abolition of the death penalty, gender equality, the separation of religion and state, autonomy for Iran’s ethnic groups, and a non-nuclear Iran. They call for the international community to recognize the right of the Iranian people and MEK Resistance Units to resist the IRGC.

In their statement, the UK lawmakers demand global accountability for the ongoing crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Iranian regime, emphasizing the importance of human rights and the rule of law to prevent rebellion against tyranny and oppression.