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Iran-UK: British Liberal Democrats express support for NCRI and reject terror tag on PMOI

Fringe meeting on Iran in the annual conference of the British Liberal Democratic PartyA delegation from the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) attended the annual conference of the British Liberal Democratic Party from September 19 to 23 in Blackpool, where Iran’s nuclear program was among the issues addressed by party members.

In his speech, the foreign affairs spokesman of the party expressed support for referral of Iran’s nuclear file to the UN Security Council.

In the fringes of the conference a meeting entitled "Human Rights, Terrorism and Nuclear Armed Mullahs, a Global Threat and Options" concentrated on the human rights situation in Iran and the threats posed by the fundamentalist rule in that country.

Baroness Angela Harris, member of the House of Lords, Mr. Mark Williams, a Liberal Democrat MP, Mrs. Elisabeth Sydney, President of the International Federation of Women Against Fundamentalism and for Equality, Mr. Hossein Abedini, member of the NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee and Mrs. Nasrin Pazooki, chairwoman of the Iranian religious minorities association in Britain addressed the meeting.

While condemning the mullahs’ regime interference in Iraq, Baroness Harris questioned the decision by Britain and the EU to proscribe the People’s Mojahedin as a terrorist organization and called for its immediate removal from Europe’s black list. She also expressed her full support to Iranian Resistance’s President-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, and her third option for regime change and emphasized that it was time to end the policy of appeasement with the ruling clerics.

Ongoing barbaric crimes perpetrated in Iran against women and deterioration of human rights situation following the appointment of the new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was a major concern in Mrs. Sydney speech. She expressed her full support for the NCRI and its President-elect in their struggle against Islamic fundamentalism.

Following remarks by Mr. Abedini on mullahs’ terrorism and nuclear ambitions which threaten the world peace and security, Mr. Williams expressed his regrets that democratic desires of Iranian people were brutally suppressed by the religious dictatorship in Iran and gave his full support for establishment of a democratic rule in Iran.