{mosimage}Global Politician, By Mark Williams MP: It is with optimism that I usually regard elections. Win or lose, they are an opportunity for the voice of the people to be heard, but an exception to this will be the Iranian “elections” this March. Elections in Iran are neither free nor fair. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rise to the Presidency in 2005 serves as a striking example.

{mosimage}United Press International, By Baroness Gould of Potternewton: Iran under the mullahs is the only country in the world that continues to hang children, and it has an equally sinister track record over its treatment of women.

{mosimage}Middle East Times, By Dr. Rudi Vis MP: As a UK delegate to the Council of Europe, Europe has always been at the heart of much of the political work that I have done throughout my career. It is through such experience that I believe the Council of Europe and the European Union can do a great deal to achieve success on a number of the most challenging international issues.

{mosimage}The Western Mail - The Government is giving a group of Iranian refugees a “raw deal” by refusing to withdraw a ruling that they belong to a terrorist organisation, according to Welsh politicians.