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Tajani to the Iranian ambassador: 'Stop the death sentences'

2022-12-28T12:32:50.036Z


Suspend death sentences, stop executions and violent repression of demonstrations open a dialogue with protesters. Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani summoned Iran's ambassador-designate to the Farnesina and expressed Italy's indignation and concern over what is happening in the country (ANSA)


Suspend death sentences, stop executions and violent repression of demonstrations open a dialogue with protesters.

Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani has summoned the ambassador of Iran to show him Italy's indignation and concern over what is happening in the country

"I summoned the Iranian ambassador to show him Italy's indignation and concern about what is happening in the country", said Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani on the sidelines of the summons of the Iranian ambassador-designate Mohammad Reza Sabouri to the Farnesina.

"I recalled that

it is not a matter of public order to kill a 12-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl or a 17-year-old boy

. It has nothing to do with protecting the country's national security," he added.

"We hope that Iran responds positively to Italy's request".

"During the meeting - explained the Foreign Minister - I asked for the suspension of death sentences, the immediate halt of executions, the suspension of the violent repression of demonstrations and I also asked that the political authorities open a dialogue with the demonstrators, recalling that it is not a matter of public order to kill children aged 12, 14 and 17. The ambassador said he will report to his government."

"Either the executions are suspended or we will continue to condemn with great firmness what is happening. We defend human rights, freedom of the press and the freedom to demonstrate. We had hoped that with the release of Alessia Piperno there would be a turnaround but unfortunately this was not the case and therefore Italy's position was officially reported to the ambassador", said Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani.

Source: ansa

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