European Parliament calls for classification of Revolutionary Guards Corps as terrorist organisation
Statement by Ernest Urtasun, Vice-President of the Greens-EFA, following the adoption of a resolution* on the” EU response to the protests and executions in Iran" by the European Parliament:
“The European Parliament today spoke out strongly against the Iranian regime’s violent repression and killings of its people. The Islamic Republic must be held accountable for its crimes and must allow access to the newly established UN fact-finding mission.
"We call for an extension of sanctions against the most senior representatives of the Islamic Republic, starting with Ayatollah Khamenei and President Raisi.
"We also ask the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to be listed as terrorist organisation while avoiding negative consequences for humanitarian aid and Iranian conscripts.
"The Iranian regime should stop the executions, release all the imprisoned protesters and abolish the death penalty.
"For the Parliament, the seriousness of the breaches of human rights jeopardizes the Iran nuclear deal.
"Iranian people deserve justice and solidarity. We must increase our support inside and outside the country."