On April 1st, there will be activities in five European countries on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the "Islamic Republic" in Iran: in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
30 years of the âIslamic Republic Iran“ stand for 30 years of inward and outward terrorism: the persecution of labour union members, ethnic and religious minorities, student activists, homosexuals, women and dissenters. The Iranian regime has also been calling for the destruction of Israel for 30 years - not just since the inauguration of President Ahmadinejad - and frequently denies the Holocaust. Today it is on the brink of delivering on these threats by means of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Europe is Iran’s most important trading partner and the Iranian regime is dependent on European technology, know-how and investments. As such Europe has the obligation and the means to increase pressure on Iran.
NGO's from five different European countries therefore request European companies to stop all deals and investments which support the Iranian regime and appeal to European governments:
- to decree sanctions which stop such trading
- to push for efficient and comprehensive sanctions on the EU- and UN-levels
- to support all democratic forces - both in Iran and in exile - which seek individual freedom, gender equality, secularism and the rule of law in Iran.
Please find the joint statement here: http://de.stopthebomb.net/en/start/germany/europa-aktivitaeten.html
STOP THE BOMB Austria
STOP THE BOMB Germany
Iran Committee Netherlands
Infomedio & European Dialogue, Spain
ISISMO - Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Mediorentali, Italy