Delegates from 60 Iranian Associations of Nordic Countries in Oslo Gathering

Delegates from 60 Iranian Associations of Nordic Countries in Oslo Gathering

Olso, 25 February 2014 – Delegates of Iranian communities representing 60 associations in Nordic countries gathered in Oslo on February 25.

A statement issued by the delegates declared: “The West’s focus on nuclear negotiations and its ignorance and inaction regarding the catastrophic human rights situation in Iran is a green light to these atrocities has emboldened the Iranian regime in oppressing the Iranian people, in particular in conducting group executions… The West’s fanning of the illusion of moderation of Rouhani and West’s cooperation with this regime under any pretext has no meaning for Iranians other than fuelling the repression and hence will affect the future relationship of these countries with Iran.”

They noted that since Rouhani took office, more than 700 executions had been recorded and that it had accelerated the export of terrorism and fundamentalism, especially regarding the slaughter of the Syrian and Iraqi people.

They also condemned the inaction of the United Nations and the US government in protecting Camp Liberty residents and their repeated violation of their commitments, and called on them to provide security to Camp Liberty residents, conduct an inquiry into the crime against humanity in Ashraf, and permanently station UN monitors and Blue Helmets inside Camp Liberty.