The House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee published a report titled “No prosperity without justice: the UK’s relationship with Iran” on 16 December 2020.
The Foreign Affairs Committee states: “Iran’s malign regional actions challenge the values which underpin British foreign policy. International cooperation, safeguarding human rights, and upholding the rule of law are all weakened by Tehran.”
48 members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords took the lead in the initiative
The International Committee of Parliamentarians for a Democratic Iran and the British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) issued a statement urging the UK and EU member states to reconsider their policy on Iran and do more to protect Europe from Iran’s state terrorism following the trial of an Iranian diplomat in Belgium on charges of terrorism last week.
The first session of the hearing was held on Friday 27 November 2020, during which the prosecutor presented his case against the four defendants including an Iranian regime’s diplomat. They are charged with plot to bomb the Free Iran gathering on 30 June 2018, in Villepinte, in the suburb of Paris. Several British Parliamentarians were also attending the international event.
240 lawmakers from 19 different European countries support the statement.
Calls on the UK and European countries to proscribe the IRGC as a terrorist organisation and to consider coordinated measures like closing Iranian embassies and expelling Iranian diplomats as part of their firm policy toward Iran
Cross-party MPs and Peers took part in a parliamentary conference today discussing the urgent topic of Iran’s state sponsored terrorism and presenting policy recommendations to counter the threats it poses to global peace and European security.
Parliamentarians said “practical warnings should be given to Tehran, such as the closure of its embassies and the expulsion of its ambassadors and diplomats.”
In joint statement more than 70 members of national parliament from various European countries demanded a tougher policy in dealing with the increasing terrorism activities of the Iranian regime in Europe.