Call to boycott Iran
 
, Posted on 14-Jan-2018


Call to boycott Iran

ManamaThe Iranian regime has blood on its hands and the UK and the European Union should boycott the regime, Bahraini activist Faisal Fulad has said, in response to UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson’s recent meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Brussels, where Bahrain and Yemen were the topics of discussion.

Johnson should boycott any further meetings with the Iranian regime and should enforce an economic boycott of Iran, he said.

Fulad said that Johnson had spoken in support of Iran after the meeting which did not go well with the coalition of NGOs which is spearheading the ‘Global Campaign to Advocate the non-Persian Peoples Revolution’, of which Fulad is the General Coordinator of. “The coalition has 13 NGOs from around the world including as part of it. It was started in support of the struggle of the people of Iran against the regime. We believe that Johnson should not be engaging conversations about Bahrain with Iran as the Iranian regime only has the intention to harm us and cause more conflict,” he said.

“Do not forget that British national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed by Iran. Johnson needs to focus on that,” he added. He said that the coalition supports Trump’s demand for changing the nuclear deal with Iran. He had stated that the deal had numerous flaws and threatened to pull out of the accord. “We are with Trump on this, Iran having nuclear power is a dangerous proposition. It will further destabilize the whole region. The nuclear project is not a peaceful one as they say. Iran is using its resources for this purpose instead of doing something to benefit the people of Iran,” he said. 

He said the coalition will continue to campaign against the Iranian regime. ‘Global campaign to advocate the non-Persian peoples revolution’ was launched three weeks ago and it includes the following organizations: Ahwaz Center for Human Rights, Baloch Observatory for Human Rights, The Gulf European Center for Human Rights, Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society, Organization of the Global Message for Human Rights,  World Association of Rights and Freedoms in Europe, Karama Association for Human Rights in Bahrain, Lebanese Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights (LIFE), Yemeni Coalition for Human Rights, International Network to support the right to self-determination and independence from the Persian occupation, Syrian Observatory for Documentation of War Crimes The Arabic Gateway to Human Rights Information and The Arab Observatory for Trade Union Rights. 

Mohammed Zafran/DTNN zafran@dt.bh


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