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Majority of Welsh Parliament Backs Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan for Democratic Iran

In a significant show of support for democratic change in Iran, a majority of the Welsh Parliament has endorsed Mrs. Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan, which aims to establish a democratic republic in Iran. This statement, signed by 36 out of 60 Welsh MPs, calls on the international community to support the Iranian people’s revolution for global peace and security.

The endorsement includes backing from 13 of the 15 committee chairs in the Welsh Parliament and three ministers. The statement condemns the Iranian regime’s suppression of its people, particularly during the 2022 uprising, where security forces were documented shooting unarmed protesters. It highlights the regime’s status as the world’s leading executioner per capita, with at least 864 executions in 2023 alone.

The Welsh MPs’ statement also recalls the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, ordered by the regime’s Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini. They criticized the recent farcical trial of over 100 PMOI members in absentia, which they see as a pretext for future terrorist acts against dissidents, particularly in Europe.

The Welsh parliamentarians stressed that the Iranian regime’s actions are a major source of instability in the Middle East and beyond. They condemned the regime’s role in spreading terrorism through the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its proxy groups, disrupting regional and global peace.

The statement calls for the international community to support Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-point Plan, which advocates for free elections, freedom of speech and assembly, the abolition of the death penalty, gender equality, separation of religion and state, autonomy for Iran’s ethnic groups, and a non-nuclear Iran. These values, the Welsh MPs assert, align with their own principles of democracy and human rights.

The MPs also condemned the Iranian regime’s actions against its opposition members, particularly those in Ashraf-3, Albania, and emphasized their rights under the 1951 Geneva Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights.

The Welsh lawmakers called for the international community to recognize the Iranian people’s right to resist and for the MEK Resistance Units to confront the IRGC.

This move by the Welsh Parliament adds to the growing international pressure on the Iranian regime, urging governments worldwide to adopt stricter measures against Iran, including the terrorist designation of the IRGC and the implementation of oil sanctions. The statement underscores the need for accountability for human rights violations, particularly the 1988 massacre, and supports the Iranian people’s quest for a democratic future.