- - Monday, September 13, 2021

Mrs. Rajavi, honorable colleagues, elected representatives from around the world, ladies and gentlemen, it’s a great privilege for me to be here with you today.

The promotion of Ebrahim Raisi to the presidency after a sham election signals that the regime has no intention of altering its antagonistic approach to the international community.

Groups such as Amnesty International have expressed the greatest concerns about Mr. Raisi’s elevation, citing evidence of his involvement in the horrific mass killings of 1988, which saw thousands of political prisoners murdered. Many UK Members of Parliament have called for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to use its Magnitsky sanctions regime to impose targeted punitive measures on officials like Mr. Raisi. . I joined many other speakers at this massive event in encouraging the UK Government and the international community as a whole, to engage with the NCRI as an opposition grouping capable of offering a viable democratic alternative for the people of Iran. I will continue to advocate for human rights, respect for the rule of law, democracy and justice until Iran is free. Thank you.

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