EU criticizes Iran for nuclear and human rights issues
Published in “Stern” on October 30, 2009
The Heads of State and Government of the European Union are concerned about human rights violations in Iran. In a draft declaration of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday it was announced that the EU governments were “deeply concerned”.
The Heads of State and Government of the European Union are concerned about human rights violations in Iran. In a draft declaration of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday, the EU governments announced that they are “deeply concerned about death sentences, violent oppression of opposition and mass trials against journalists, human rights activists, and political activists.”
The EU summit also demanded the “speedy and unconditional release” of arrested employees of embassies of the EU member states.
In the statement, the Heads of State and Government reiterated their “serious concern” about the nuclear program of Iran. They called on Iran to accept the proposals of the International Atomic Energy Agency for the enrichment of uranium abroad. The Iranian ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, had said on Thursday that Tehran takes a positive view on the proposal, but requires some “important technical and economic” changes.