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Sunday April 23, 2017

Iraqi Official Denied Entry to EU Parliament for Camp Ashraf Killing

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BRUSSELS (AP) — A member of an Iraqi government delegation was denied entry to the European Parliament on Tuesday because he's accused of participating in the killing of Iranian exiles who live in an enclave of Iraq.

European Parliament Vice President Alejo Vidal-Quadras said in a statement that Col. Sadiq Mohammad Kazim has been summoned by the Spanish National Court for an alleged role in killings in Camp Ashraf in 2009 and 2011.

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France Elects Socialist Francois Hollande for President

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Stop Fundamentalism – Over 82 percent of French voters participated in the final round of French presidential elections Sunday. Socialist, Francois Hollande, received 52 percent of the vote making him France’s second Socialist president, after Franco Mitterrand who left Elyse Palace 17 years ago. 

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SWIFT to Keep Iran Out of its Financial Clearinghouse

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Stop Fundamentalism – Worlds most import financial hub, SWIFT, will have to reconsider its relationship with all Iranian Banks once the European Union introduces its new regulations to sanction the Islamic Republic’s financial institutions, limiting their access to international financial resources.

 “The European Union is preparing regulations that will shut out Iran's banks from a major financial clearinghouse used by virtually every country in the world,” a Senior European Union official told Associated Press Thursday.  The official who wanted to stay anonymous told AP reporter that the “regulations should be adopted rather quickly.”

SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, which handles cross-border payments, said it is prepared to cutoff Iranian banks. 

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France: Sarkozy Vs. Hollande; Who Will be President?

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Stop Fundamentalism – Some 20 million French stayed home to watch a debate between incumbent President, Nicolas Sarkozy and his rival socialist hopeful, Francois Hollande last night just three days before the second round of elections takes place on Sunday. Current polls show Hollande to be at least 7 points ahead of Sarkozy.  That will make Sarkozy the second president to lose re-elections in the history of France. 

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Rajavi: Prevent Camp Liberty from Becoming a Prison

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Stop Fundamentalism – President-elect Maryam Rajavi, of the National Council of Resistance of Iran called on the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations, today, to step in and prevent the Iranian and Iraqi governments from turning Camp Liberty in to a prison for Camp Ashraf residents.

Rajavi who was speaking at a conference held in the European Parliament in Brussels while sitting alongside of number of European and American personalities such as Howard Dean and Patrick Kennedy, stated that the residents of the camp are “still committed to the relocation to Liberty, only demanding minimum assurances namely  a dignified and humane treatment at the new location.”

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