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Prominent Europeans call for sanctions against Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps

STOP THE BOMB launches Europe wide campaign

A petition signed by prominent Europeans was launched today as part of a European-wide campaign to put the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on the terror list of the European Union. The petition’s signatories also urge the EU and its member states to ban trade, and encourage their countries’ businesses to cease economic activity, with entities associated with the IRGC.

The petition, launched by the European STOP THE BOMB Coalition, was signed by prominent intellectuals and writers such as French philosopher André Glucksmann and Austrian Nobel Prize Laureate Elfriede Jelinek, and former and current policymakers such as Frits Bolkestein (former European Commissioner and Dutch Minister of Trade and Defence, VVD-Liberals), Dr. Denis MacShane (former British Minister for Europe, Labour Party), Gianni Vernetti (former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and member of the Italian Parliament, ApI), Gert Weisskirchen (former foreign policy spokesman of the Social Democratic Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag), Julian García Vargas (former Spanish Minister of Defense and former Minister of Health, Socialist Party), Claude Goasguen (Member of the French Parliament, UMP), Ursula Stenzel (former head of the Austrian People’s Party delegation in the European Parliament) and many more.

The IRGC is instrumental to the suppression of the Iranian pro-democracy movement, Iran’s sponsoring of terrorist organizations and its nuclear weapons programme while controlling the majority of the Iranian economy. As Iran’s most important trading partner, the EU is in a unique position to affect change. Therefore, the EU has the responsibility to impose severe sanctions to thwart Tehran’s drive towards nuclear weapons, the threats of annihilation against Israel and to firmly act towards the protection of human rights in Iran.

The European STOP THE BOMB Coalition is active in a number of European countries to educate public discourse, politicians and government officials on the Iranian military nuclear threat and the abuses by the Iranian regime against its people.

European STOP THE BOMB Coalition petition:

http://www.sanctioniranregime.eu/petition/

List of signatories to this petition

http://www.sanctioniranregime.eu/petition/signatures/

European STOP THE BOMB Coalition - About us:

http://www.sanctioniranregime.eu/about-us/

 

 




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