Human Rights


Speech on the US-Iran conflict: For peace we must listen to the demonstrators

The nuclear agreement is still alive and the EU must do everything possible to get Iran and the USA back on board. In this difficult situation, however, those who are fighting for democracy in Iran and Iraq must not be forgotten. The EU must strongly condemn the violence and repression against the demonstrators. I called for this yesterday in Parliament. Because there will be no peace in the region if the people on the streets continue to be silenced.

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After the attack on Soleimani initially threatened to overshadow the protests, people in Tehran and Baghdad are now back on the streets. The EU must show more effort to protect the demonstrators* from violence and manslaughter. To do so, we must fill the gap left by the withdrawal of US troops in Iraq and send a clear message to the Iranian regime.

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