IRAN: SWEDISH PARLIAMENT CUTS TIES WITH IRANIAN MAJLISTehran, 20 Dec. (AKI) - The Swedish parliament has announced that it will be cutting all ties with the Iranian parliament, which is known as the Majlis. The speaker of the Swedish parliament, Bjorn von Sydow, announced that although he is restricted by constitutional limitations to only act in matters of foreign policy,"it is not reasonable to continue to have relations and contact with the parliament of a country that asks for the cancellation of another country."

Sweden's decision to cut all ties with Iran at parliamentary level follows a letter, sent by Rueven Reilin, president of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, in November, asking the parliaments of 80 countries to condemn the statements made by the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called for Israel to be "wiped off the map".

The Iranian president made those statements in October and has also recently denied that the Holocaust ever happened.

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