Sunday, June 7, 2015

EU Parliamentary Delegation Blocked from Speaking to Media in Tehran

Tehran-based reporters say Iranian security personnel on Sunday stopped a visiting delegation from the EU Parliament from speaking to foreign media in Tehran. The delegation, headed by Germany’s Elmer Brok, had planned a press conference at their hotel at the end of a two-day visit. Brok was also prevented from speaking to reporters outside the hotel and reporters were forced to leave. (AFP, 7 June)

The delegation had earlier met senior Iranian politicians including Majlis speaker Ali Larijani and Masoumeh Ebtekar, a deputy to president.

Photo credit: German member of the European Parliament Elmer Brok (Velentina Ursu/REF/RL)

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