sábado, 31 de octubre de 2009

Oh, Canada (Canadian House of Commons Motion). Moral clarity

HOUSE OF COMMONS MOTION


IRAN

That, in the opinion of this House,

a) Canada supports the democratic aspirations of the people of Iran.

b) Canada condemns the use of violence and force by Iranian authorities against their own people to suppress pro-democracy demonstrations following the Iranian presidential elections of June 12, 2009.

c) Canada condemns the use of torture by Iranian authorities.

d) Canada calls for the immediate release of all political prisoners held in Iran.

e) Canada calls on Iran to fully respect all of its human rights obligations, both in law and in practice.

f) Canada condemns Iran's complete disregard for legally binding UN Security Council Resolutions 1696, 1737, 1747, and 1803 and International Atomic Energy Agency requirements.

g) Canada affirms its opposition to nuclear proliferation and condemns any pursuit by Iran of nuclear weapons capability.

h) Canada recommends to international organizations of which it is a member that a new set of targeted sanctions be implemented against Iran, in concert with allies, unless it comes into compliance with its human rights and nuclear obligations in law and in practice.