A prominent Iranian lawmaker lashed out at the European Parliament (EP) for intervening in Iran by passing a recent resolution which he slammed as being based upon European policies and interests.
“What the Europeans take into consideration are based on their own policies and serve their own interests,” Seyed Baqer Hosseini, member of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission, told the Tasnim News Agency on Saturday.
His remarks came in response to a recent anti-Iran resolution adopted by the European Parliament.
On Thursday, April 3, the EP passed a resolution expressing grave concern over the human rights situation in Iran and the “continued, systemic violation of fundamental rights” in the country, and called on the members of the European Union to “mainstream human rights in all of its relations with Iran.”
It has also urged the European External Action Service (EEAS) to “undertake all preparatory work for the opening of a Union delegation in Tehran by the end of 2014”.
Elsewhere in his comments, Hosseini condemned the European body’s meddling stances on Iran, stressing that the Iranian nation is the only side that decides for itself.
He further called on the country’s administration to reject outright the European Parliament’s idea on establishing an office in Tehran, and explained, “The presence of the European Union (in Iran), according to the thought presented in its resolution, pursues nothing but to sow sedition.”