Ladies and gentlemen,
I send my greetings and thank the Friends of a Free Iran Committee in the Swedish Parliament for its initiative in holding this session.
I also thank the 106 Swedish lawmakers for their invaluable declaration in the Parliament. The declaration emphasizes the need to protect Camp Ashraf and recognize the Iranian people’s just Resistance. It directs the West to adopt a correct policy.
Instead of appeasing a weak regime, the declaration calls for relying on the Iranian people and their resistance’s great capacity for change.
It seeks to establish a future based on freedom and democracy in Iran.
You have gathered today at a time when the bodies of 35 Ashraf martyrs of the April 8 massacre have not yet been buried.
The Iraqi forces have occupied Ashraf cemetery and are not allowing their burial.
Many of the 345 wounded in the attack remain in critical condition.
Their medical treatment is being denied by the Iraqi government.
The assault force continues to aim its weapons at the populated areas of Ashraf. It is clearly preparing for more attacks on Ashraf.
The Iraqi government has kept the gates of Ashraf closed to journalists, lawyers, international observers and families of the residents.
Last week, it prevented a senior official of the European Parliament and European Union delegation from visiting Ashraf.
In response to the request by the delegation to meet Ashraf, the Iraqi Foreign Minister said it was out of question.
The fate of the martyrs and those wounded also demonstrate the dimensions of this atrocity.
I want to refer to one of the martyrs: a passionate, courageous, open minded and selfless woman, Saba Haftbaradaran, who had been wounded but could have easily been saved.
In her last moments, Saba, who could hardly breathe, said, “We are standing to the end.” And I ask, who in the world is going to respond to Saba’s cry?
I also want to tell you distinguished Swedish parliamentarians and personalities about Hanif Kaffaei. He was 29, educated in Stockholm and a Swedish citizen.
He was a brave young man, passionate for Iran’s freedom.
He died by a bullet that targeted his heart.
So I ask, for which crime was he murdered?
Arab spring, the popular uprisings in the region, and the infighting at the top of the Iranian regime in recent days made clear why the mullahs needed to attack Ashraf.
After assessing what happened during the uprisings, the mullahs recognized the impact of the Mojahedin on them.
By carrying out this assault, they wanted to eliminate the only, effective and democratic solution for the future Iran.
For this reason, the mullahs’ senior officials openly praised the massacre.
Is Sweden responsible for an incident that happened thousands of kilometers away from its soil?
The answer is definitely yes.
First, Sweden is known for its key role in promoting human rights and democracy in the world.
You, as the representatives of Swedish people, can do a lot to resolve the humanitarian issue of Ashraf.
As I said one of the victims was a Swedish citizen.
Second, because Sweden is an important member of the European Union, which has to remain committed to the sensitive situation in the Middle East.
And third, because Sweden has committed itself to international treaties, such as the universal principle of the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), in preventing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Moreover, one must not forget that the EU policy is responsible for promoting the monster of suppression and terrorism.
In order to correct this destructive policy, Sweden, that is a member state of EU, must address its responsibility in stopping the bloodshed at Camp Ashraf.
As such, I ask on behalf of the Iranian Resistance,
First -The European Union, especially the Swedish government and parliament, to undertake an international initiative to guarantee the protection of Camp Ashraf by the United Nations.
To this end, I emphasize the need for the UN Secretary General and the Security Council to adopt a resolution on the protection of the defenseless and besieged residents of Ashraf.
Second -We demand an impartial, independent, full and transparent investigation into the April 8 massacre and insist on the appointment of a Security Council representative to conduct such an investigation.
And third-We call on the Swedish government and all EU member states to recognize the Iranian people’s Resistance that seeks to change the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.
I thank you all in advance for your efforts.