Friday, 2 December 2011

Open letter from Shiva Mahbobi to the European governments regarding expulsion of all Iranian diplomats


Open letter to the European governments

Following the coordinated attack on British embassy by the Basij militia in Tehran the UK foreign secretary, William Hague, has ordered the closure of Iranian embassy and expulsion of all Iranian diplomats from the UK. Several other European countries have followed suit and recalled their ambassadors from Iran. This diplomatic showdown followed by an agreement on tougher sanctions on Iran, passed by the EU foreign ministers, to curb Iran’s nuclear activities. The coordinated attack on British embassy in Tehran caused a coordinated action from the UK government and the EU.

The closure of embassies in Tehran is a step in the right direction, but this is not the first time that the Islamic regime in Iran has shown their contempt for international agreements; the execution of a Dutch citizen, Zahra Kazemi, in 2011 is still fresh in everyone’s mind. This regime, in the past 32 years of its imposed existence, has continuously committed this kind of crimes, has violated the fundamental rights of the people in Iran, and has ferociously crushed any sign of dissent or demand for change of government in Iran.

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