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Thursday, June 01, 2006

European MP's seek to ban Ahmadinadinnerjacket from travelling to Europe

The Jerusalem Post reports that a group of European Parliament members is seeking an indefinite EU travel ban on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, after he called for Israel's destruction and questioned whether the Holocaust occurred.

A group of 75 lawmakers from all major political groups in the EU assembly signed the petition, which was submitted Thursday to Austria, which is currently the head of the EU, and FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, asking them to prevent Ahmadinejad from traveling to Germany to watch the World Cup and from traveling to any of the other 24 EU member states.

Jana Hybaskova, a member of the European People's Party, the largest party in the European Parliament, said "We do not wish the Iranian president to come to Europe for very clear reasons - his attacks on Israel, his denials concerning the Holocaust. What we want is not a short term solution, we want the European Council to deal with the issue like it dealt with Lukashenko."

Let's see if it really happens.


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