Urgent need for EU, U.S. and UN to secure release of seven hostages of Ashraf and stationing at Camp Liberty of UNAMI observing team and UN Blue Helmets

On Monday, September 30, at the invitation of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, in a conference at the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the latest conditions in Iran following the sham presidential elections and latest developments regarding 3,000 Iranian dissidents, members of PMOI, in Iraq after the massacre and mass execution in Ashraf were discussed.

The advances made in Iran’s nuclear programme must be a wake-up call to the rest of the world, writes Lord Fraser. Oppressive regimes view diplomacy as a one-way street. They accept concessions and then stall when asked to reciprocate. Meanwhile, they continue their nefarious behaviour.

Huffington Post - By Brian Binley

As President Obama continues to struggle to find a solution for Iran's increasingly threatening nuclear stance, he should realise that the most powerful weapon the US can deploy now is not the sanctions of diplomacy, nor the missiles of war.

Following the Conference on Syria in Istanbul on 1 April, U.S. Secretary of State Clinton said:

{mosimage}BPCIF: Baroness Boothroyd chaired the meeting in the Parliament on 31 January 2012. She raised serious questions about relocation of Ashraf residents and said: some of us ask ourselves why did these people have to leave Ashraf to enable United Nations to start its work identifying each and every one of the 3300 people there? Why could not they go through the usual UN refugee procedures without having to relocate inside Iraq?