Declaration of London Seminar
7 July 2005
The meeting of leading lawyers and members of both Houses of Parliament from the three major political parties, to debate policy towards Iran at the start of the UK Presidency
- Congratulates the majority of the Iranian people who refused to take part in the mullahs’ fake presidential election and instead insisted on democratic change.
- Deplores the rigged election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who helped to mastermind the seizure of the American embassy in 1979 and was involved in torture and assassinations of those demanding freedom at home and abroad.
- Believes the sham elections reflect the weakness and fragility of the theocratic regime as it turns to the most extremist faction in its bid to survive.
- Concludes that years of attempted appeasement of the mullahs by EU states has failed and only damaged the Iranian people’s bid for democracy and left open the regime’s road to nuclear weapons.
- Calls upon the UK Presidency and the EU to reverse its present policy towards the mullahs and back those demanding freedom and their Resistance, rather than those who have stolen it from them. This means removing the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) from all lists of terrorist organisations.
- Considers that the establishment of the Committee of British Lawyers for deproscription of the Iranian Mojahedin to assist the campaign to remove the terror tag on the PMOI a valuable contribution to establishing freedom and respect for human rights in a new Iran.
- Shares the view of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, that democratic change relying upon the Iranian people and their Resistance is now within reach.