ICBPS- France announced on Sunday its ambassador to Iran would not participate in the December 14 online business forum in Tehran.
Other envoys from Germany, Austria, and Italy have also canceled their involvement in the Dec. 14 event as the French foreign ministry declared on Twitter. [the ministry ran the hashtag #NoBusinessAsUsual.]
The decision has apparently been adopted amid the growing row between The Islamic Republic of Iran and European nations over the execution of Iranian dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam, who was hanged on Saturday.
France on Saturday called Zam’s execution “barbaric and unacceptable.”
The European countries say the medieval punishment ran counter to Iran’s international obligations.
On Dec. 13, the Guardian diplomatic editor, Patrick Wintour also wrote on his Twitter account “I am not chairing tomorrow’s discussion with EU envoys based in Tehran on economic relations with Iran.”
For those interested: after Iran's abhorrent execution of fellow journalist Ruhollah Zam, I am not chairing tomorrow's discussion with EU envoys based in Tehran on economic relations with Iran. I'm sure envoys will discuss how trade must be contingent on respect for human rights.
— Patrick Wintour (@patrickwintour) December 13, 2020
The Khomeinist regime hanged Iranian dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam on Saturday. Ruhollah Zam had been based in Paris before he was captured in Iraq and taken to Iran.
The Islamic Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of Ruhollah Zam, who was captured in 2019 after years in exile. The Supreme Court upheld the death penalty of Ruhollah Zam over his online work on the Telegram App.
Iran Supreme Court confirmed Ruhollah Zam’s death sentence, IRGC-run Tasnim news agency quoted judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili.
In July, the Islamic Revolutionary Court handed out an unjust death sentence to Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam for alleged incited violence during the 2017-2018 Iran Protests.
Islamic Court has considered 13 counts of bogus charges together as instances of corruption on earth and therefore passed the capital punishment: Judiciary spokesperson Esmaili
Iran is the country ranks 173 of 180 in RSF’s annual world press freedom ranking, three places lower than the previous year. IRI has been one of the most repressive regimes towards journalists for the past 41 years, with at least 860 journalists and citizen reporters imprisoned or executed since the Islamists took power in 1979.
Iran has the highest rate of executions per capita globally. According to the annual reports, Iran still ranks second in the world in executions after China. Ruhollah Zam
In the annual report, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described “repeated and serious violations” of human rights in Iran as a “grave concern.”
The regime in Iran domestically commits numerous human rights abuses, including acts of violence against protesters and participants in public demonstrations.
With a long history of Islamic Terrorism, nowhere is safe for citizens throughout the globe anymore unless a global consensus is formed against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies.
Iran’s regime interferes in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and other countries in the region to foment chaos and civil wars. Iran spends billions on proxy wars throughout the Mideast to gain its ambitions.
Iran-Back Proxies threaten nations in the region, attack the U.S. interests and say there would be “escalation” if Tehran’s demands are not met. Iran has been funding and arming militants abroad since soon after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s economy has crushed, the Iranian currency Rial hits the lowest rate against the dollar ever, and the repressive-terrorist regime — which killed more than 1,500 peaceful protesters during less than two weeks — is obviously unable and unwilling to improve the situation as far as it has been busy with founding and funding terrorism.
Western nations can regain the Iranian freedom and security that Hussein Obama lost. It could be accomplished through tightening-extending sanctions and increasing excessive pressure — both economically and politically — upon the Shiite Islamic Republic in occupied Iran. Then the Iranians can easily overthrow the IRI — which would ensure security for the Middle East and the entire world.
As the former Trump’s Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook told the National, sanctions have been hurting Iran’s $700 million support for the terrorist group Hezbollah, but this is not enough unless the entire world mobilizes against the bloodthirsty regime.
This move has already been implemented and received an acceptable response as efforts to isolate apartheid South Africa were initiated on various fronts by the international community and finally ended the apartheid state. Low cost but with precious achievements.
West should decide that it wants regime change in Iran [structural change], or not. The peaceful transition in Iran is a win-win game for both the people and global powers if they truly seek a safe and peaceful Middle East. West has to take the right instance to support #IranProtests has started in 2017 because the regime change can make a better world for global villagers. Iranians fed up with mullahs and ready to collapse the regime through a civic revolution if the international community supports the peaceful demonstrators across the country, not the Khomeinist regime.
“The free world resisted Soviet totalitarianism, Nazi fascism & South African apartheid, but when it comes to the regime in Iran -a totalitarian, fascist & apartheid system all at once- far too many democracies prioritize trade. Iranians will not forget”, as Iranian Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi declared on his Twitter account.
The free world resisted Soviet totalitarianism, Nazi fascism & South African apartheid, but when it comes to the regime in #Iran -a totalitarian, fascist & apartheid system all at once- far too many democracies prioritize trade. #Iranians will not forget.#IranProtests
— Reza Pahlavi (@PahlaviReza) February 24, 2018
Now, it’s the turn of Western countries whether they wish to continue the relationship with the Islamic regime or to support Iranian citizens.