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Statement by the Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the European Union on the European Parliament resolution of 13 December 2018 on Iran


Statement by the Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the European Union on the European Parliament resolution of 13 December 2018 on Iran


17 December 2018


The Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the European Union, expresses its regrets over adoption of the European Parliament resolution of 13 December 2018 on Iran. The resolution is another unfortunate occasion where the European Parliament has been dragged into taking a biased approach. It is political and selective in nature and reflective of double standards. This discriminatory attitude tends to be oblivious to the suffering of millions of peoples, to the favor of a few.


On 7 November 2018, Sec. Pompeo threatened all Iranians to mass starvation. Weaponizing food and medicine against civilians has no other designation but crime against humanity. The European Parliament, however, remained silent, to the detriment of the whole Iranian nation. The cowardly terrorist attack in the city of Ahvaz in September 2018 during which dozens of innocent people, including children were killed, did not tap the conscious of the European Parliament. It did not even bother to condemn the terrorist group which immediately took responsibility for the attack. Regrettably in some circles, the same criminals residing in Europe are referred to as human rights activists.  Instead, voices of a few who vandalized the streets in Iran and attacked police stations deserve to be indiscriminately echoed. 

Having survived despite the unprecedented active hostility of the most powerful countries for four decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran is proud to rely on its people as the only source and guarantor of its legitimacy, security and development. Similar to any other country, deficiencies might exist, and Iran is not an exception. Iran"s commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights is, yet, inherent and rooted in the country"s cultural and historical backgrounds. The Charter on Citizens Rights adopted by Pres. Rohani is a sound step towards this direction. 


Iran continues to earnestly believe in dialogue, on the basis of mutual understanding and respect with the EU, including the European Parliament, and its member states. The only path to cooperation is, yet, engagement and dialogue and not that of coercion and monologue.


 


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