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EU Parliament to meet participant of Iranian conference of Holocaust deniers

STOP THE BOMB demands to cancel the invitation of Aladdin Boroujerdi and asks for condemnation by Austrian EU Parliamentarians

The coalition STOP THE BOMB demands to cancel the invitation of Aladdin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Policy of the Iranian pseudo-parliament, who shall be received on Tuesday by the EU Parliament. Iranian oppositionists blame Boroujerdi for openly supporting the brutal oppression of the protest movement within the last weeks. In 2014 he participated in the "New Horizon Conference" in Tehran, an event that hosted Holocaust deniers and antisemitic conspiracists. Boroujerdi is responsible for the support of terrorist organizations like Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and Hamas. While the EU Parliament welcomes such people, German authorities have just uncovered assassination plans against Jewish institutions in Germany, plotted by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

The American Jewish Committee and Iranian oppositionists as well as Israeli politicians from the government and the opposition have criticized the invitation. Stephan Grigat, academic director of STOP THE BOMB, asks for statements by Austrian EU Parliamentarians and politicians: "Austrian politicians are fond of speaking at commemoration events about the responsibility regarding National Socialism. But what do they say when a participant of a conference of Holocaust deniers is invited to Brussels? Isn’t it a bother to anyone that a high representative of a regime that plans attacks against Jewish institutions in Europe shall be courted by the EU Parliament?"

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