31 Mar 2005

Meeting with British MP David Amess

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Meeting with British MP David Amess

Mr. Amess, who has been a member of the House of Commons since 1983 and has held senior positions in his party, criticized the current government’s policy towards the mullahs’ regime.

He said it was “scandalous” for Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to visit Iran five times, currying favour with the ruling ayatollahs instead of condemning the Iranian regime’s brutal repression, support for terrorism and nuclear ambitions.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, met and held talks with Mr. David Amess, a Member of Parliament from Britain, at her residence in Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris.

Mr. Amess offered his greetings to Mrs. Rajavi on the occasion of the Persian New Year. The MP for Southend West and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of Defence in the last Conservative government was also a panelist in the recent Symposium of Parliamentarians and Jurists in London. He said the presence of so many Parliamentarians and well-known jurists and lawyers in the symposium and their call for the removal of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran from the terrorist list was a very encouraging sign for all those in Britain who support the Iranian Resistance and want to see and end to mullahs’ tyranny.

Mr. Amess expressed confidence that such a broad consensus among Parliamentarians and jurists would convince the British government that the time had come to remove the terror tag on the PMOI.

Mr. Amess, who has been a member of the House of Commons since 1983 and has held senior positions in his party, criticized the current government’s policy towards the mullahs’ regime. He said it was “scandalous” for Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to visit Iran five times, currying favour with the ruling ayatollahs instead of condemning the Iranian regime’s brutal repression, support for terrorism and nuclear ambitions.

“We have been sending the wrong signal to Tehran by caving in to mullahs’ demands and putting the PMOI on our terrorism list at the behest of Tehran,” he said.

Mr. Amess said fresh developments in the region and across the globe put wind behind the sails of the Iranian people’s desire to end religious dictatorship and establish a democratic government in Iran.

Recalling the disastrous results of the appeasement of Hitler by the British and French governments in the 1930s, Mr. Amess said, “We should not allow that mistake to be repeated one more time with the mullahs.”

Maryam Rajavi

President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

The President-elect of the NCRI for the period to transfer sovereignty to the people of Iran

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