Belgian lawmakers: Relations with Iran must be conditioned with human rights’ improvement

It also addressed last year’s nuclear deal between Western countries, like the USA, and Iran.

The statement read: “One year has passed after the nuclear deal with Iran but we do not see any change of attitude. The regime has fired long-range ballistic missiles and is a sponsor of terrorism and is fully supporting Bashar Assad in Syria.”

The repression of women, restrictions on a free press and rising levels of executions are some of the main abuses that the lawmakers want to change.

Dirk Claes, President of the Committee, wrote in the statement about the need to support the people of Iran who suffer the most because of the mullah’s regime.

In the statement, they announced solidarity with Free Iran rally held by members of the Iranian Resistance Forces on July 9.

The statement read: “In these circumstances, we were happy that the Iranian resistance held a very big gathering in Paris on 9th of July in solidarity with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the opposition leader, who has been to Belgium Senate and Parliament several times before. This gathering has really shaken the regime”.

The rally, held in Paris, attracted over 100,000 supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK).

The statement, signed by over 90 politicians from the Federal parliament and Senate, members of the Flemish parliament and members of the regional parliaments of the Capital Brussels and Wallonia, closed with a plea to put human rights above financial means. 

It said: “We should not close our eyes to the crimes in Iran for financial interests”.