Iran dismisses news announcement by EU parliamentarians

Iran dismisses news announcement by EU parliamentarians

Tehran, Iran, June 3

By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:

The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed as ''news-making'' a recent report that said 220 members of the EU Parliament had made an announcement calling on Iran to give way to what they called international rules.

The Foreign Ministry has asserted that the EU Parliament has had no recent statement on Iran, IRNA news agency reported June 3.

In a statement signed by over 220 Members of the European Parliament and sent to EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, European lawmakers slammed Iran's gross human rights violations and called on Iranian regime to "end the executions, free political prisoners, stop the repression of women and respect the rights and freedoms of the Iranian people,'' the website of Iran's outlawed opposition group NCRI (National Council of Resistance of Iran) had reported earlier.

The website further stated the Euro MPs who represent all political groups in the European Parliament and are from all 28 member states of the European Union added "Iran needs to adhere to all UN Security Council resolutions with regard to its nuclear program and it should respond to all outstanding IAEA questions while allowing intrusive inspections of all its military and non-military sites whether declared or undeclared."

But the Iranian Foreign Ministry stated that the alleged announcement originated on the webpage of EU Parliament member Gerard Deprez where he had claimed the document had been signed by the mentioned number of lawmakers.
The ministry also said the EU MP is the lobbyist of the outlawed People's Mujahedeen opposition group in the EU Parliament.

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