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ADL Asks EU Foreign Ministers to Stand Up to Iran

Posted: December 22, 2005

The following letter was sent to the foreign ministers of
each of the following members of the European Union.

Austria

Belgium

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Poland

Portugal

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

The Netherlands

 

United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 20, 2005

 

 

His/Her Excellency

Foreign Minister of

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of

 

Dear Mr./Madam Foreign Minister:

 

We are writing to urge your government to take decisive action to isolate and sanction the Iranian regime. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's outrageous statement that the Holocaust of six million Jews was a "myth," compounded by Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, makes it absolutely clear that Iran represents a grave threat not just to our security, but to our values.

 

We appreciate the EU's strong declaration condemning President Ahmadinejad's appalling statements and its great concern regarding Iran's aggressive pursuit of a nuclear weapons program.

 

That is why we appeal to you to take immediate and strong steps to isolate the Iranian regime. Punitive measures must be adopted immediately. Steps should include the cutting of bilateral relations, the freezing of Iran's external assets and the banning of President Ahmadinejad from entering EU member states and from addressing the international fora. Iran's continued involvement with international organizations concerned with diplomacy, trade, culture and sport should be reviewed, with a view to suspending or barring Iranian membership. Critically, your government must do all it can to push the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions in the light of Iran's continued nuclear defiance. The Anti-Defamation League will be making this call publicly in an advertisement running this week in the International Herald Tribune.

 

We respectfully appeal to you to undertake this urgent action and move to curb the Iranian threat. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Barbara B. Balser               Abraham H. Foxman

National Chair                     National Director

 

 

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