The 80 signatories, which included a number of bishops, endorsed July 9’s Free Iran rally of the Iranian opposition in Paris: “The time has come for us to listen to the wishes of the Iranian people for freedom, including religious freedom,” they said. 

The statement continued, the Church of England Newspaper reported, that “the repression of Christians has not only continued but intensified during the presidency of Hassan Rouhani.” 

The 80 US and UK leaders called on “all Western countries to consider the deplorable situation of human rights in Iran, particularly the painful situation of Christians…in navigating their relations with Iran.” 

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