Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, is to visit France and Italy this week for meetings with government and business representatives. The visit comes at a time when Tehran hopes to deflect attention from its intensified repression at home and hostile interventions in the Middle East.

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, December 10, cross-party MPs from both Houses of Parliament held a conference in the House of Commons discussing the state of human rights and the current political situation in Iran, the region as well as a recent terrorist attack on Camp Liberty.

The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) condemns the brutal and callous terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13. We extend our condolences to all those who lost loved ones and our hearts go out to the French people.

On November 12, the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) wrote to the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, to express its disappointment over the invitation extended to Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, to speak before such a respected organisation next week.