Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative in foreign affairs and security policy, issued a statement condemning the wave of execution by the clerical (mullahs) dictatorship and demanded to stop it.
She said in her statement: “I am deeply concerned because of the increased number of executions in Iran. Based on data gathered from many sources during the first half of 2011, the rate of executions in Iran in proportion to the its population, places Iran at the top list of users of executions.”
The EU high representative in her statement against against death penalty in Iran added: this is clearly in violation of the international trend towards abolition of death penalty, a trend with increasing support for the United Nations general assembly resolution which calls for a moratorium on the use of death penalty.
In her closing statement, Catherine Ashton emphasized: the EU has a strong and principled stance against death penalty. Therefore, the US wants Iran to stop executions in hand, and to place a moratorium on the death penalty.