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Conservative MP supports Iran opposition leader in Commons debate

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Iran Focus: London, May 29 – A British Parliamentarian called on the United Kingdom government to change its current policy vis-à-vis Iran and instead support the main Iranian opposition group
and its leader. David Amess, Conservative Member of Parliament from Southend West, during a debate in parliament Thursday, said, “It is to the Government’s shame that the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran, which, as far as I am concerned, is doing nothing but good, is still on the proscribed list. Iran Focus

London, May 29 – A British Parliamentarian called on the United Kingdom government to change its current policy vis-à-vis Iran and instead support the main Iranian opposition group and its leader.

David Amess, Conservative Member of Parliament from Southend West, during a debate in parliament Thursday, said, “It is to the Government’s shame that the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran, which, as far as I am concerned, is doing nothing but good, is still on the proscribed list. In the previous Parliament, more than 300 members of this House signed an Early-Day Motion to get the organisation removed from the proscribed list, and I hope that the Minister will do what he can to persuade colleagues to do so”.

He quoted Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, as having said, “The common equation of ‘either a military invasion or appeasement’ is an exercise in political deception. Appeasement is not the way to contain or change the regime. Nor is it the path to avoid another war. Appeasement only emboldens the mullahs. The answer to fundamentalism is democracy”.

Amess said that Rajavi offered a third option, “In a speech in the European Parliament just before Christmas, the charismatic and courageous president-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, whom I recently had the privilege of meeting in Paris, stated that ‘The Iranian people and their organised resistance have the capacity and ability to bring about change”.

The MP warned of Tehran’s threat to peace and stability in the region, “The Iranian regime’s lethal cocktail of brutal oppression of its people at home, its export of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism abroad, including to Iraq, and unwavering pursuit of nuclear weapons, represents the real and present threat to the middle east and wider world”. He called on the government to address the challenge posed by the Iranian regime.

“We were told that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq; in fact, the real threat is from Iran. I want to take this opportunity to persuade the Minister that we need to engage with the good girls and good boys in Iran on this issue”, He added.

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