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Human rights and sanctions. Italian Senator Terzi’s approach to Iran

Brutal repression of protests, human rights violations and support to the Russian aggression against Ukraine shows that the Iranian regime is “irretrievably” failing “in its international obligations”, argued the man who oversees Brothers of Italy’s foreign policy

Regime change in Iran. “The end of the unreformable theocratic regime in Tehran” is “a goal that Europe should firmly support”, argued Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, Senator of Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party and chairman of the Senate’s Chairman of the European Affairs Committee.

  • Senator Terzi penned an op-ed on our sister site Formiche.net arguing that this goal can be achieved “through the promotion of human rights and a reassessment of the EU-Iran trade agreements”, including imposing sanctions.
  • Today, Senator Terzi addressed a Senate conference titled “Iran: protests for freedom and a democratic republic. Perspectives and role of the international community” (“Iran: le proteste per la libertà e per una repubblica democratica. Prospettive e ruolo della comunità internazionale”).
  • Terzi is the head of the “diplomatic relations” department of Brothers of Italy. From November 2011 until March 2013, he was Italy’s Minister for Foreign Affairs. As Ambassador to the United States until November 2011, Terzi worked on strengthening bilateral cooperation in international security. Plus, he is a member of the Advisory Board of United Against Nuclear Iran.

An unreliable government. The Iranian regime is “irretrievably” failing “in its international obligations”, Senator Terzi wrote. He was referring to three aspects, including “the use of Iranian drones in the Russian aggression” on Ukraine, “nuclear proliferation activities and serious human rights violations”, as the Senator wrote, highlighting both the regime’s brutal repression of dissent and its faltering commitment to respect international agreements.

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