While the nuclear talks with Iran resume in Lausanne, members of both Houses of Parliament urge the UK government to adopt a firm stance against the Iranian regime as stated in the EDM342 Iran and Nuclear Weapons, a parliamentary motion supported by over 110 MPs.
On Wednesday, March 25, cross party MPs from both Houses of Parliaments, prominent jurists and solicitors as well as Human and Women's Rights activists joined the Anglo-Iranian community to celebrate the Persian New Year Nowruz in the House of Commons.
Joint Conference by BPCIF and EIFA in the House of Commons; Comprehensive report on Iraq
At a conference in the House of Commons on Wednesday, 18th March, Iraq experts and cross party panellists from both Houses of Parliament discussed the current crisis in Iraq and the essential components for a successful policy to defeat terrorist groups like ISIS and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias.
The conference's keynote speaker Struan Stevenson, who chaired the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq (2009-2014) and President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), presented his comprehensive report on Iraq which concludes that Iran’s strategy for regional supremacy has facilitated the rise of extremist groups like ISIS.
Joint Conference by BPCIF and ISJ in the House of Commons
On Wednesday, February 25, cross party MPs and Iran experts discussed the roots and solutions to the new global threat Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism in a joint conference by the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) and International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ) in the House of Commons, chaired by the Rt Hon. David Jones MP, former Secretary of State For Wales.
The conference's keynote speaker, Prof. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, President of the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) and the Vice President of the European Parliament (1999-2014) presented ISJ's new report “Islamic Fundamentalism and Terrorism: Solutions & Illusions”.
The report is a comprehensive study of Iran's export of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism with the aim of offering a new different approach to counter this new global threat.
At a conference on Thursday, December 11, in Boothroyd Room in the House of Commons, a cross party panel of over a dozen MPs from both Houses of Parliament censured the increasing state-sponsored violence targeting women in Iran under the pretext of improper veiling and condemned the recent surge in number of executions and public hangings, including 11 juveniles and over 30 women, during the first year of Hassan Rouhani's tenure.