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RELATIONS WITH IRAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1398A1: tabled on 25 July 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Drew on 01 May 2007. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'joins' in line 8 to `listing' in line 9.

Original motion text

That this House, while opposing military action against Iran, condemns in the strongest manner the premeditated seizure of 15 British marines and sailors by the Iranian regime and its Revolutionary Guards; is distressed at the failure of the Government to take any meaningful punitive action against the Iranian regime; is extremely concerned at reports by Coalition commanders in Iraq that the Iranian regime is funding and arming outlawed militias responsible for deadly attacks on British troops and Iraqis; strongly urges the Government to take steps to counter the threat of Iranian-sponsored terrorism and fundamentalism in Iraq and the Middle East; calls on the Government to work rigorously at the UN Security Council to impose comprehensive sanctions, including an arms, diplomatic, technologic and oil embargo on Iran in the wake of the regime's continued nuclear defiance; censures widespread human rights abuses in Iran, in particular the regime's recent crackdown on women for mal-veiling; joins calls by other EU parliamentarians for restrictions to be lifted immediately from Iran's democratic opposition movement in line with the 12th December 2006 ruling by the Court of First Instance which annulled its terrorist listing; supports the recent student demonstrations in the Iranian city of Eghlid for greater social freedoms; strongly condemns the brutal crackdown on the protests, including the killing of several students by the Iranian regime's security forces; and urges the Government to lend greater support to the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.