February 19, 2018

EU Parliament hosts conf. on situation in Iran

BRUSSELS, Feb 7 (KUNA) — A European-American Conference was convened at invitation of the Friends of Free Iran intergroup in the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday on the current political situation in Iran and the region, and the Ashraf camp in Iraq, The conference was presided over by Jim Higgins, member of the European Parliament’s Bureau.

According to a statement released by the organisers, dozens of EU parliamentarians, including Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Struan Stevenson, head of the Delegation for Relations with Iraq in the EP, and many prestigious American personalities such as Howard Dean, former US Presidential candidate and Chairman of the Democratic National Convention, Senator Robert Torricelli, former US Congressman Patrick Kennedy and John Bruton Former Prime Minister of Ireland spoke at the event.

The Paris-based leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Maryam Rajavi, was the keynote speaker of the event. Friends of a Free Iran intergroup was formed in 2004 and consists of over 100 MEPs from various political groups.