Iran: UK MPs Support the Foreign Affairs Committee Recommendation To Proscribe IRGC
The co-president of the International Committee of Parliamentarians for a Democratic Iran, Bob Blackman MP issued the following press release on Thursday, 17 December, following the House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee published its report, No prosperity without justice: the UK’s relationship with Iran.
MPs support the Foreign Affairs Committee recommendation to proscribe IRGC
The House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee published a report titled “No prosperity without justice: the UK’s relationship with Iran” on 16 December 2020.
The Foreign Affairs Committee states: “Iran’s malign regional actions challenge the values which underpin British foreign policy.
International cooperation, safeguarding human rights, and upholding the rule of law are all weakened by Tehran.”
The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) and the International Committee of Parliamentarians for a Democratic Iran wholeheartedly endorse and commend the work done by our colleagues in the Foreign Affairs Committee and share their recommendations to the Government in dealing with Iran. The report asks that the UK government “recognize and address the threat posed to ordinary people by the Iranian state.” It also urges “proscribing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in its entirety for its clear and enduring support for terrorists and non-state actors working to undermine stability in the region.” We entirely agree with this timely and important recommendation. The IRGC is the main body responsible for the bloody crackdown on peaceful demonstrations by the Iranian people in November 2019, as noted by the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran. In addition, for years it has been wreaking havoc throughout the Middle East, as a result of which tens of thousands of innocent citizens have died. Recalling that an Iranian diplomat was arrested in 2018.
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