My friends, it's an honor to be with you today at this critical juncture in Iran's history. I'm a Labor Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and I join my colleagues from all the other parties in parliament represented here today to stand in solidarity with you and the brave people of Iran who have risen up against the ayatollahs and their murderous authoritarian regime.
My friends, the time for a change of policy towards Iran is long overdue. United Kingdom and our colleagues in the European Union should join with the United States in recognizing democratic aspirations of the people of Iran and the desire for freedom and democracy.
European leaders must now recognize the mullahs' regime for what it is. It’s a terrorist regime which exports terrorism through Hezbollah. And my friends, it can never be a partner for peace in the Middle East. United Kingdom and the EU must recognize the NCRI and Maryam Rajavi's 10 point plan for the future of Iran and, it must also initiate a process of accountability at the UN to hold the regime and its leaders to account for decades of human rights abuses and for the massacring of thousands of political prisoners.
My friends, long live a free and democratic Iran.