We regret the decision by the FCO Minister of State for the Middle East, the Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP to attend the inauguration of Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, on Saturday 5 August.

At a conference in the House of Commons on 18 July, dozens of MPs, and Peers called on the UK government to condemn the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran and to press the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran to form a commission of inquiry in order to bring the perpetrators of this crime against humanity to justice. 

The cross-party MPs were joined by prominent lawyers from the Law Society and the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales.

Regardless of who is president in Iran, Human rights abuses and executions will continue

On Saturday, May 20, Hassan Rouhani was declared the winner of presidential elections in Iran for a second term. The elections in Iran are neither fair nor free as all candidates are hand-picked by the unelected Guardian Council based on their commitment to defend the ruling theocracy and allegiance to the Supreme Leader.

MPs call for a democratic change in Iran and support for the NCRI and Mrs Maryam Rajavi

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, cross-party members of both Houses of Parliament joined the Anglo-Iranian community, jurists and human rights activists in an evening reception in Jubilee Room at the House of Commons to celebrate the Persian New Year, Nowruz, that marks the start of spring.