EU politics has enabled and emboldened the Iranian regime to step up its human rights violations…
European lawmakers demand sanctions on Iran for human rights abuses
By Benjamin Weinthal | Fox News
Members of the European Parliament have called on trade conditions with Iran to hinge on Tehran improving its appalling human rights record.
“Iran is a country where women are imprisoned for being women,” and business deals with the regime should be “conditioned on respect for human rights,” Italian MEP Alessandra Moretti said on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France.
Milan Zver, a Slovenian MEP, went further, urging the European Union to press its member governments to “stop trade” with the Islamic Republic. “The regime needs us for survival,” he said.
While the United States has imposed crippling economic sanctions on Tehran’s financial and energy sectors, Europe’s sanctions have largely been symbolic.
Iranian agents murdered two Iranian dissidents in the Netherlands – one in Almere, near Amsterdam, in 2015, and one near the Dutch foreign ministry in The Hague in 2017. In January 2019, the Netherlands accused Iran of the killings and the EU froze the assets of an Iranian intelligence unit and of two of its staff members.