NCRI – In its "Brief encounters" column today, the Daily Telegraph wrote about the symposium held on Tuesday in the House of Lords urging the government to de-proscribe main Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). The daily wrote:
"Since the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, remains ‘profoundly concerned at Iran’s links to groups trying to undermine peace in the Middle East through violence’, it seems strange that Iran’s main opposition party, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran, remains proscribed by the Home Secretary, Charles Clarke. More than 30 parliamentarians and lawyers spoke in favour of lifting the ban at a meeting in Westminster on Tuesday and the meeting was told that some 1,300 lawyers had signed a declaration in support. ‘It is time that our government distanced itself from Iran’s hard-line regime,’ they said, ‘and instead sides with the millions of Iranians and their Resistance movement who seek peace, freedom and a secular democracy.’"