Wednesday , 25 May 2022

IOPHR’s statement regarding the missile attack of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR stated: “Terrified by the emergence of a democratic and federal system committed to the fundamental principles of human rights near its western borders, Tehran’s religious leaders by their recent attack are trying to destabilize Iraq. All in the hope that by attacking a system of democratization that has a potential to be a successful model for the nations of the Middle East, they can undermine democracy in the region. In this regard, the IOPHR considers the recent launched rocket attack against civilian targets in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, which resulted in serious damage to a television news network in the city of Erbil, as an attack on democracy in the region. Therefore, IOPHR not only strongly condemns this attack, but also sees it as an assault on the values ​​the right to freedom of expression.”

IOPHR also urged “the authorities of this region, and the Iraqi federal government to publish the official records of terrorist operations of the Islamic Republic security forces in Iraq. Especially, in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan in order to make the world aware of the invisible and lesser known dimensions of religious terrorism perpetrated by the Iranian Regime.”

IOPHR furthermore drew “the attention of EU officials and European governments and European public opinion to the bitter and undeniable fact that parts of the EU’s territory falls within the missile range of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Thus, if the EU security apparatus do not make serious attempts to disarm the terrorist network of Iranian Revolutionary Guards, a large part of the citizens of the European Union will remain exposed to fear of missile attacks like what occurred in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. “

And thus stated that ” in order to protect the lives and rights of innocent citizens, calls for the disarmament of Iranian missile program, to be included in the EU negotiations with the Iranian government, in addition to limiting Iran’s nuclear program.”

Finally IOPHR called “on all democratic governments, especially the three governments of Germany, Britain and France, as well as the European Union, to force the Iranian regime to not only adhere to nuclear and missile disarmament, but also make the Iranian government observe and implement all international human rights standards.”

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