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Wednesday, April 24th 2013

STOP THE BOMB demands cancellation of EU trip to Iran

EU delegation's visit to Iran thwarts sanctions

Vienna, April 24th 2013

The European coalition STOP THE BOMB, which campaigns for tough economic and political sanctions against the Iranian regime, demands the cancellation of the trip by the European parliament's "Delegation for relations with Iran" to Teheran, scheduled for the end of April. Considering the given situation, in which the Iranian regime unwaveringly cherishes its nuclear program, continuously repeats its threats of annihilation towards Israel and represses by brute force every movement of the opposition in Iran, this visit would set the worst signal possible and subvert the Iranian opposition.
STOP THE BOMB's spokesperson for Europe, Simone Dinah Hartmann, directly addresses the President of the EU Parliament, Martin Schulz: "We urge the Conference of Presidents to prohibit courting the Iranian Regime. This trip entirely contradicts the spirit of the EU's sanctions. Instead of increasing pressure on Tehran, this trip offers the regime the possibility to celebrate yet another propaganda success."

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