Senior member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee opines: Majlis will take more measures if British belligerence continues – Mohammad Esmaeil Kosari, a senior member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said, “The recent demonstration by students in front of the British Embassy in Tehran was a completely justified move […] Britain’s decision to impose unilateral sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran intensified public outrage toward the country, and the British Embassy in Tehran was the nearest place for the people to vent their anger. During Iran’s 2009 presidential election, the British Embassy played a very active role in supporting dissident elements and agents’ provocateurs […] Iranian people have always been patient in regard to the UK hostile policies […] However, the unilateral sanctions recently imposed by the British government on the Central Bank of Iran, ostensibly to hinder Iran’s progress in peaceful nuclear activities, once again proved that there is no justification for continuing diplomatic relations with the UK […] Iranians are not the only people in the world who are fed up with British meddling […] In the wake of the recent demonstration, the UK is expected to revise its policies toward Tehran. This would pave the way for Iranian officials to restore diplomatic relations […] Otherwise, the Majlis will take tougher measures, and the remaining channels of communication will be completely shut down.” Majlis member Mohammad Karim Abedi has said that circumstances will oblige the UK to enhance diplomatic relations with Iran.
Assembly of Teachers and Researchers in Qom condemns attack against British Embassy; stress act was not the will of the Iranian people – In a statement marking Student Day in Iran, the Assembly of Teachers and Researchers in Qom condemned the attack against the British Embassy in Tehran, emphasizing that this irresponsible act was not the desire of the Iranian people and that the student population was not part of this. They emphasized that this led to condemnations of Iran around the world. In the statement, the members of the Assembly called on regime officials to formulate an intelligent and cautious foreign policy that was based on Iranian interests, to restore Iran’s international reputation, cancel sanctions and prevent war. At the same time, they called on holding free elections and for the release of all political prisoners.
Vice-President for International Affairs stressed the necessity of bolstering mutual cooperation between Iran and Syria – Ali Saeedloo said in a meeting with Syrian Minister of Housing and Construction in Tehran that “There are wide ranges for cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the housing and construction sectors.” He expressed Iran’s readiness to offer all expertise to Syria in this field. An Iranian technical delegation representing the housing sector is due to pay a visit to Syria to get acquainted with the housing situation and means of enhancing cooperation between the two countries’ housing sector. Read the rest of this entry »