Baku, Azerbaijan, April 6
By Temkin Jafarov- Trend:
100 members of Iranian parliament have signed a special project "Strategy of the Iranian parliament against the resolution of the European Parliament," according to the agency Tasnim.
The project consist of a one article and 8 points, Iranian deputy Hossein-Ali Hajideligani said.
According to the deputy, the collection of signatures for the project to provide for consideration in Parliament continues and he hopes that by the end of the day it will be submitted to the presidium of parliament.
The European Parliament passed a resolution on the EU strategy towards Iran on April 3, expressing concern over the human rights violations in Iran.
The resolution criticizes human rights abuses in Iran and calls for a more active role of the EU in addressing the problems related to human rights in the country and supporting civil society. It also advises EU members to focus on human rights in their ties with the Islamic republic.
The Iranian administration, as well as the hardliners have seriously criticized the resolution.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on April 4 that the European Parliament's measure was "baseless and unacceptable," adding that not only does the resolution run counter to all political and international criteria, but it is also reminiscent of "discriminatory and racist" approaches.
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