BRUSSELS, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Belgian lawmakers call on the government to place efforts to save lives of Iranian dissidents taken hostage in Iraq, provide security for Camp Liberty
In a meeting in the Belgian Senate on Tuesday, December 3rd, Belgian lawmakers from various political groups urged the Belgian government to take action on the European Union level to impel the Iraqi government to immediately release the seven resistance members taken hostage and provide security in Camp Liberty, where some 3,000 Iranian dissidents reside in Iraq.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, was the keynote speaker of the event. She called on Belgian MPs and Senators to defend the rights and freedoms of resistance members in Camp Liberty.
The event was chaired by Senator Dirk Claes, President of the Belgian Parliamentry Committee for Iran Freedom. Nele Lijnen, Chair of Senate Equal rights Committee; Ales Demol, MP, Gerald Kindermans, MP, Quaestor of Parliament; Prof. Eric David, head of International Law Department at U.L.B; Pierre Galand, head of World Organisation Against Torture - European Office (OMCT-Europe); and Tahar Boumedra, former Head of UN Human Rights Office in Baghdad and Paulo Casaca, former member of European Parliament were among the speakers of the event.
In her remarks, Maryam Rajavi referred to the threat posed by the mullahs' regime for world peace and security and said, "This regime has endangered the entire world through its nuclear weapons program. This regime, through its support and conduct of fundamentalism, has targeted Muslim communities all across European countries, including Belgium. This regime is smashing up the Middle East through war and terrorism. Inside Iran, this regime is at war with the Iranian people through its gross violations of human rights, including executing an average of over 3 individuals a day."
Rajavi stressed that the mullahs' gave in to the Geneva agreement under the pressure of sanctions and internal and international crises, and emphasized, "Until uranium enrichment isn't fully halted in Iran and the mullahs have not accepted the additional protocol, and until they have not fully implemented the UN Security Council resolutions, the key of bomb-making remains in their hands. The danger of an atomic bomb exists…They are deceptive and very easily violate any commitment… The mullahs count on two elements in this regard: their own deception and the weak policy of the West, especially the US. This is what gives them the opportunity to play with the atomic bomb."
The Iranian resistance over the years has been the most important whistleblower on the regime's secret nuclear program and the main element in confronting it.
While addressing the Iranian regime's nuclear weapons program Rajavi emphasized three objectives: "Compelling the mullahs to give in to snap inspections, dismantling all nuclear sites and oxidizing all uranium stockpiles, refraining from any international sanctions relief against the Iranian regime until the regime accepts all UN Security Council resolutions."
Mrs. Rajavi emphasized in another segment of her speech, "To cover its internal weakness, the Iranian regime has intensified suppression and is attempting to above all destroy its main opposition and alternative, especially in Camp Liberty." She called on the international community, especially the European Union and its High Representative and leaders of Member of States, to not remain silent and instead rise to their duties in the face of the most vicious crackdown of its dissidents and resistance members and supporters inside Iran, and their massacre in Iraq. The Iranian regime is increasing its crimes inside the country and abroad, being certain of the international community's soft approach.
Belgian lawmakers, condemned the September 1st massacre at Camp Ashraf as crime against humanity and called on the Belgian government and European Union to demand from the Iraqi government to release the seven Iranian dissidents taken hostage during the raid on Camp Ashraf Ashraf hostages and provide security for Liberty, or else revise their economic and political ties with this government.
The speakers pointed out that as the Iraqi Prime Minister is heading to Tehran for a visit, the suppression of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) at Camp Liberty and the fate of seven Iranian dissidents who were abducted in Iraq during the raid by Iraqi Government forces on September 1, top Maliki's agenda in his discussions with the clerical regime in Tehran.
The speakers underscored that the primary objective of Maliki's trip to Tehran is to obtain Tehran's support for his third term as the Prime Minister. This is taking place when Iraqi people and political currents in Iraq, including some of the closest allies of Maliki, are against him holding the office for the third term and widespread opposition to Maliki in the U.S. Congress and public opinion, has made it more difficult for the U.S. Government to extend support for Maliki's attempt for the third term. The speakers pointed out that in reality Maliki is going to Tehran to get the approval for his third term from Tehran rulers by resorting to more violence and bloodletting that is pervading Iraq.
SOURCE Iran News Update