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Thursday, 19 September 2019 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

Iran, notably the situation of women's rights defenders and imprisoned EU dual nationals

  Seán Kelly (PPE). – Mr President, I just wanted to concur with what has been said by many speakers. The situation of women in Iran is unacceptable, and particularly from the point of view of the European Union, when I was a member of the Iranian delegation in the last mandate, we worked very hard to keep the nuclear accord in place, and the European Union stuck its neck out in that regard, but that must be reciprocated.

As has been said, by particularly allowing women the freedom they deserve, and as one MEP said, men in Iran should not be telling women what to wear. I also concur with my colleague, Clare Daly, on the obligations of the United States in relation to Iran, and the nuclear accord. It was they who pulled out of it, and that was done despite the fact that there was an agreement done with the previous president, President Obama, so that in itself is also a cause for condemnation.

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