Nearly three-quarters of Luxembourg MPs stress need to adopt firm policy against mullahs, support Iranian Resistance's President-elect, Maryam Rajavi

In a letter on behalf of nearly three-quarters of Members of Parliament, to the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Mrs. Lydie Err, Chairman of the Parliament's Foreign and European Affairs Commission, urged him to "take the courageous and necessary initiative to adopt a firm policy against the flagrant violations of human rights and the spread of terrorism by the Iranian regime." She said: "On the threshold of the twenty-first century, this is not merely a simple moral and political imperative but a yardstick which gives credibility to the European Union's international policy."

Signed by the President of the Parliament and leaders of many parties in Luxembourg, the parliamentary statement recalls that "the Iranian Resistance and its 570-member Parliament in exile have called for free elections and the creation of a secular and pluralist government following the ouster of the ruling religious dictatorship. Thus, the time has come to take practical steps toward establishing democracy in Iran and peace and stability in the region by boycotting the regime and supporting the Iranian Resistance and its President-elect, Maryam Rajavi, as the symbol of unity for the majority of the Iranian people."

Mrs. Err described the unanimity among the majority of the MPs from different political parties as a sign of the Parliament's general inclination toward a new policy vis-a-vis the Iranian regime.

The statement by three-quarters of Luxembourg MPs reaffirms that the Berlin Court verdict leaves no doubt as to the role of the highest leaders of the Iranian regime in international terrorism. For years, Europe has kept a blind eye to this reality thereby emboldening the clerical regime to continue domestic repression and external terrorism, the statement adds.

In her letter to the Prime Minister, Mrs. Err added: "We must take practical actions against the Tehran regime. This is particularly the case since the newly elected president Mohammad Khatami was the Minister of Islamic Guidance for 10 years and the regime's chief censor. He was also an ardent advocate of exporting fundamentalism. Decisions undertaken on April 29 by the European Union in Luxembourg and the halt to critical dialogue were certainly steps in the right direction, but they represented only the first steps."

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
October 27, 1997

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