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Irwin Cotler, MP


Spotlight on Iran

What we are witnessing in Ahmadinejad’s Iran – and I use this term to distinguish it from the people and publics of Iran who are otherwise the targets of massive domestic repression – is the toxic convergence of four distinct yet interrelated dangers:

• The danger of a nuclear threat;
• The danger of state-sanctioned incitement to genocide;
• The danger of state-sponsored terrorism
• And – as unmasked since the fraudulent election of June 12 – the persistent, pervasive and pernicious assault on the human rights of the Iranian people.

Bringing Ahmadinejad’s Iran to justice is not a policy option. It is an international legal responsibility. The time has come to act on behalf of the Iranian people, on behalf of justice and in the pursuit of peace.

See More:

Major Iran Report (Foreign Affairs Committee)

Iran Accountability Act (C-412)

Responsibility to Prevent Petition

Take-Note Debate – Human Rights in Iran