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Iran opposition pushes for pressure over election

Iran opposition pushes for pressure over election

A spokesman for Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has called on the European Parliament to pressure EU nations not to recognize the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf says Ahmadinejad's government and clerical hard-liners in Tehran are "endangering the peace" in the Middle East.
He has told EU assembly lawmakers on Wednesday to push EU governments to increase sanctions on Iran to protest the postelection crackdown against protesters.
EU nations are currently discussing a temporary pullout of EU ambassadors from Tehran and a possible travel ban against senior Iranian officials to protest the recent detention of British Embassy employees in Tehran.
Ahmadinejad claimed a landslide victory in last month's election but supporters of Mousavi say the official results are fraudulent.
Makhmalbaf said he had been asked by Mousavi aides to spread the word on what is happening in Iran.


Updated : 2021-05-12 04:28 GMT+08:00