- - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

It is important to know that this is our common fight. It’s not only for freedom of Iran, but for the dignity and solidarity of all of us, all European states, all the states in the world. I visited Ashraf 10 years ago when it was situated in Iraq. Ashraf survived, thanks to solidarity and support. And today, there are 1,000 ashrafs in Iran itself. And it’s our job to support them.

We here represent European Parliament. The group of friends for a Free Iran has been there for many years. Every one of 751 members of the European Parliament belongs to this group.

Just a few months ago, more than 200 members of the European Parliament supported a resolution in support of democratic change in Iran, in support of people who demonstrated even yesterday for the freedom, dignity, and social and human rights I think the moment has arrived to understand that we have to end the hope that butchers can become more human and civilized. As freely elected members of Parliament from all around Europe, we have one choice — to support the freedom, restoration of freedom and dignity for Iranian people.

As I said, common future. Your future will be our future — to live in freedom, dignity, and solidarity.

Tunne Kelam is a Member of European Parliament from Estonia.

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