Sunday 22 September 2019

Iranians in the Netherlands protest at foreign minister’s visit

Iranian protestorsDozens of Iranian nationals took part in a rally outside parliament in The Hague on Thursday, to protest at the visit by Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif.

A spokesman for the group told DutchNews.nl Iranians are very upset he is being welcomed given that ‘more than 120,000 political prisoners have been executed in Iran’.

‘The people of Iran would like the Dutch government to base its relationship with Iran’s regime on a halt to executions and an improvement in the human rights situation,’ the spokesman said.

Zarif is meeting Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders and other senior Dutch officials during his one day visit to the Netherlands.

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