Last week, more than 100 MEPs signed a letter calling on the European Union to take a tougher stance against Iran.
The plenary session of the European Parliament is due to debate this week the EU’s response to protests and executions in the Islamic Republic. A non-binding resolution is to be voted on Thursday.
The letter from MEPs to Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, called on the bloc to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps “in its entirety as a terrorist organisation”. The IRGC was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States in 2019.
Paris City Hall said in a statement that the words “Woman. Life. Freedom.” and “#StopExecutionsInIran” will be displayed on the Eiffel Tower on Monday and Tuesday evening to mark four months after the death of Mahsa Amini, in a “tribute to those who bravely fight for their freedom as the (Iranian) regime pursues executions of protesters. »
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and a few deputy mayors are expected to visit the Eiffel Tower on Monday in a show of support. Paris posthumously declared Amani an honorary citizen in October.
Iran has been rocked by protests since the September 16 death of the 22-year-old, who died after being detained by vice police. The protests have since become one of the most serious challenges for Iran’s leadership.