Wednesday, December 18, 2013

EU Delegation Returns From Iran

A delegation from the European Parliament has returned from a one-week visit to Iran, the first since 2007. The visit comes amid a thaw in relations between Iran and the West.

While in Iran, the delegation met with 2012 Sakharov Prize winners Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi and said it discussed human rights issues with the parliament and opposition. (RFE/RL, 18 December)

The delegation, which returned today, said it hoped the EU's special representative on human rights could soon travel to Tehran to start a human rights dialogue.

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European Parliament building in Strasbourg (


Anonymous said...

Yes I'm sure khamenei will love having a conversation about human rights and all the murders and theft his regime has committed. Don't hold your breath Europeans

B.M.A said...

they cut short their journey!-Why not visit Bahrain and make some discussions with the opposition there? And then make a HISTORICAL trip to Saudi Arabia before coming to Qatar to see the slavery in that - West friendly- 'Democracy'!.

Piruz Mollazadeh said...

I'm sure at some point Iran would stipulate something like that before relations improve further on.