For the first time in a parliamentary debate, the MEK presence in the European Parliament was denounced as a security issue. MEP Ana Gomes spoke during the debate on Iran’s nuclear deal demanding that MEK agents who work in the parliament must be expelled. This followed a violent incident the previous week in which agents of MEK leader Maryam Rajavi – who was inside the building at the time – viciously beat a group of Iranian oppositionists who were leaving parliament after giving testimony to MEPs as witnesses of human rights violations in the MEK. The MEK agents were waiting to ambush them as they left the building. Such violence is intended to prevent MEK critics from speaking to parliament.
The MEK has a long history of infiltrating Western parliaments and, on a daily basis, stalking, harassing and intimidating the members of parliament, their researchers and other staff. This latest incident of violence has clearly crossed a line of democratic tolerance among MEPs who applauded the speech by Ms Gomes.
Parliamentary debate following the statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini – Iran nuclear deal.