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EU Presidency Statement on the occasion of the first session of the new Iranian Parliament

The Presidency recalls that the Iranian Majlis starts a new parliamentary session today, following the recent elections. The task facing the Majlis is an important one, with a heavy responsibility for the future prosperity of the Iranian people. The Presidency calls for the Majlis to fully comply with Iran’s international human rights obligations in its legislative work, in particular during the ratification of a new penal code.

The Presidency notes that major challenges for Iran and its foreign policy lie ahead. It urges members of the Majlis to call for and support peaceful and responsible government policies, which should aim at enhancing regional stability and at restoring confidence between Iran and the international community. The Presidency underlines the EU’s continued interest in a meaningful dialogue with the Majlis and its members about the challenges and opportunities for our future relations.


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Date: 30.05.2008