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Maryam Rajavi Attends Belgian Senate Session

December 3, 2013

BRUSSELS, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Belgian lawmakers call on the government to place efforts to save lives of Iranian
dissidents taken hostage in Iraq, provide security for Camp Liberty

In a meeting in the Belgian Senate on Tuesday, December 3rd, Belgian lawmakers from
various political groups urged the Belgian government to take action on the European Union
level to impel the Iraqi government to immediately release the seven resistance members
taken hostage and provide security in Camp Liberty, where some 3,000 Iranian dissidents
reside in Iraq.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, was the keynote speaker
of the event. She called on Belgian MPs and Senators to defend the rights and freedoms of
resistance members in Camp Liberty.

The event was chaired by Senator Dirk Claes, President of the Belgian Parliamentry
Committee for Iran Freedom. Nele Lijnen, Chair of Senate Equal rights Committee; Ales
Demol, MP, Gerald Kindermans, MP, Quaestor of Parliament; Prof. Eric David, head of
International Law Department at U.L.B; Pierre Galand, head of World Organisation Against
Torture – European Office (OMCT-Europe); and Tahar Boumedra, former Head of UN Human
Rights Office in Baghdad and Paulo Casaca, former member of European Parliament were among
the speakers of the event.

In her remarks, Maryam Rajavi referred to the threat posed by the mullahs’ regime for
world peace and security and said, “This regime has endangered the entire world through
its nuclear weapons program. This regime, through its support and conduct of
fundamentalism, has targeted Muslim communities all across European countries, including
Belgium. This regime is smashing up the Middle East through war and terrorism. Inside
Iran, this regime is at war with the Iranian people through its gross violations of human
rights, including executing an average of over 3 individuals a day.”

Rajavi stressed that the mullahs’ gave in to the Geneva agreement under the pressure
of sanctions and internal and international crises, and emphasized, “Until uranium
enrichment isn’t fully halted in Iran and the mullahs have not accepted the additional
protocol, and until they have not fully implemented the UN Security Council resolutions,
the key of bomb-making remains in their hands. The danger of an atomic bomb exists…They
are deceptive and very easily violate any commitment… The mullahs count on two elements
in this regard: their own deception and the weak policy of the West, especially the US.
This is what gives them the opportunity to play with the atomic bomb.”

The Iranian resistance over the years has been the most important whistleblower on the
regime’s secret nuclear program and the main element in confronting it.

While addressing the Iranian regime’s nuclear weapons program Rajavi emphasized three
objectives: “Compelling the mullahs to give in to snap inspections, dismantling all
nuclear sites and oxidizing all uranium stockpiles, refraining from any international
sanctions relief against the Iranian regime until the regime accepts all UN Security
Council resolutions.”

Mrs. Rajavi emphasized in another segment of her speech, “To cover its internal
weakness, the Iranian regime has intensified suppression and is attempting to above all
destroy its main opposition and alternative, especially in Camp Liberty.” She called on
the international community, especially the European Union and its High Representative and
leaders of Member of States, to not remain silent and instead rise to their duties in the
face of the most vicious crackdown of its dissidents and resistance members and supporters
inside Iran, and their massacre in Iraq. The Iranian regime is increasing its crimes
inside the country and abroad, being certain of the international community’s soft

Belgian lawmakers, condemned the September 1st massacre at Camp Ashraf as crime
against humanity and called on the Belgian government and European Union to demand from
the Iraqi government to release the seven Iranian dissidents taken hostage during the raid
on Camp Ashraf Ashraf hostages and provide security for Liberty, or else revise their
economic and political ties with this government.

The speakers pointed out that as the Iraqi Prime Minister is heading to Tehran for a
visit, the suppression of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) at Camp
Liberty and the fate of seven Iranian dissidents who were abducted in Iraq during the raid
by Iraqi Government forces on September 1, top Maliki’s agenda in his discussions with the
clerical regime in Tehran.

The speakers underscored that the primary objective of Maliki’s trip to Tehran is to
obtain Tehran’s support for his third term as the Prime Minister. This is taking place
when Iraqi people and political currents in Iraq, including some of the closest allies of
Maliki, are against him holding the office for the third term and widespread opposition to
Maliki in the U.S. Congress and public opinion, has made it more difficult for the U.S.
Government to extend support for Maliki’s attempt for the third term. The speakers pointed
out that in reality Maliki is going to Tehran to get the approval for his third term from
Tehran rulers by resorting to more violence and bloodletting that is pervading Iraq.

SOURCE Iran News Update

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