EU regrets Iran regime’s non-compliance

Iran human rightsStop Fundamentalism, Strasbourg, May 16 – The Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on Iran following its meeting on Monday, May 15.

The Council expressed deep regrets for the failure of the Iranian regime to take the steps deemed essential by the IAEA Board and the UN Security Council as well as their threats to maintain this failure into the future.

The Council also addressed the Human rights abuses in Iran, "The Council remains deeply concerned about the human rights situation in Iran, which is at variance with universal principles and Iran’s specific obligations."

The Council further "expresses its concern about the increasing number of executions, arbitrary detentions, the growing restrictions on access to information, the increasing violations of freedom of speech and religion, especially concerning the situation of the Sufi and Baha’i communities, as well as the intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders, lawyers and minority groups."