Mick Wallace criticises protests in Iran and ‘propaganda’ against regime

25/11/2022 01:00:00

Comments by Ireland South MEP cause dismay in European Parliament

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A brutal crackdown by state security forces has failed to quell the women-led protests, which have swept Iran since the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody after her arrest by morality police for wearing an improper hijab.

Comments by Ireland South MEP cause dismay in European Parliament

MEP for Ireland South Mick Wallace has criticised protests in Iran in the European Parliament.He said there had been a “campaign of propaganda and destabilisation” against Iran, echoing the regime’s view that the protests are engineered by its enemies to cause regime change.

“Iran is under attack,” Mr Wallace said. “The media assault is intense.”The violent response to the protests by Iran’s security forces has killed an estimated 300 people, including 40 children, while 14,000 people have been arrested according to estimates given by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Wanker Wallace They pay me better than democracies Shut yer hole Mick, what's it got to do with you!!! Brian May has let himself go. This fool is an embarrassment to Ireland now! He hates everything EU except his big salary. Keep fighting the good fight God he's disgusting. A keen supporter of Russia and now Iran. Deserves to be kicked out at the next election

I think he’s ill. What a clown Mick the Mullah He’s a Celtic tiger hangover

MEP Mick Wallace slams protests in Iran, compares ‘spread of disinformation’ to SyriaIrish MEP Mick Wallace has criticised protests in Iran in the European Parliament and accused some world leaders of “spreading disinformation”.

Not surprised by Wallace, he's practically pro putin too. This guy and his friend have no place representing Ireland anymore. They are clearly singing someone else's hymn sheet for no good reason. It is to be profoundly hoped that this poor misguided and deluded poor soul loses his mandate at the next election. In the meantime he could do the world a favour and stop trotting out the most extreme unbelievable shite that comes direct from authoritarian regimes.

What is the point of this fella? Clearly Wallace is just a cu&t…

Mick Wallace says US should not be ‘given’ next World Cup because of ‘systemic racism’Outspoken Irish MEP, Mick Wallace, has said the US should not have been “given” the next World Cup because of its own record of “systemic racism and police brutality”.

Iran schooled us all this week on the art of consequential protestA protest that is sanctioned by the same body against which the protest is directed, is missing the point of the whole endeavour

Iran manager Carlos Queiroz suggests media ‘ask Southgate about Afghanistan?’Manager unhappy with searching political questions before make-or-break Wales game What was done in Afghanistan was done for the good of the people there. The devastation, bombing, killing of thousands of innocent defenceless civilians was just unfortunate collateral damage.

Iran arrests ex-international footballer who backed protestsHe is charged with having ‘tarnished the reputation of the national team and spread propaganda against the state’. Madness. So sad. Are these the same people Mick Wallace approves of?

UN rights chief says Iran in 'human rights crisis'The UN's rights chief has demanded an end to the 'unnecessary' use of force against protesters in Iran, at an urgent meeting of the Human Rights Council. It's mad how this kind of thing always happens in diverse places like Iran but not in Ireland or Finland or wherever. It's weird because everybody is exactly the same and there are absolutely no differences and it doesn't matter who you let into Carlingford or East Wall... The UN'rights chief',that sounds like a nice job.Though where was he when our rights were getting trampled on by governments during the scamdemic,with lockdowns , freedom of movement curtailed, mandatory experimental vaccines, medical apartheid and protesters been beaten up.

Feed four for less than €10 with Maggie Molloy’s chicken pot pie MEP for Ireland South Mick Wallace has criticised protests in Iran in the European Parliament.Speaking in the European Parliament, Mr Wallace accused some protesters of violence and “untold damage and destruction” that he said would “not be tolerated anywhere”.Speaking to the EU Parliament, Mr Wallace said the EU's “hypocrisy” in calling out human rights abuses in Qatar is “a bit galling”, as he compared that country’s record with that of America.World Cup 2022: Your complete guide to fixtures, results and standings One Love, the least offensive, most ambiguous, deliberately enigmatic, pointedly meaningless, decided-by-committee slogan ever minted was way too much for Qatar and the gladiators caved.

He said there had been a “campaign of propaganda and destabilisation” against Iran, echoing the regime’s view that the protests are engineered by its enemies to cause regime change. “Iran is under attack,” Mr Wallace said. Some 320 people have been killed by security forces and at least 15,000 have been arrested since the protests started on September 17, according to Oslo-based Iran Human Rights. “The media assault is intense. “But the EU's hypocrisy in calling out human rights abuses in Qatar is a bit galling.” The violent response to the protests by Iran’s security forces has killed an estimated 300 people, including 40 children, while 14,000 people have been arrested according to estimates given by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. “Last week, we had MEPs, members of the European External Action Service and even some world leaders spreading disinformation. Along with his criticism, Mr Wallace also said that some protests were peaceful, and that Iranians had been unjustly imprisoned and killed. Protests work best when expressly not allowed.

“There are peaceful protests. “There have also been much violence and murders by some protesters, untold damage and destruction, it would not be tolerated anywhere. Why don't we give it every country if Qatar qualifies? We do what suits our business interests and our geopolitical agenda. Many Iranians are unjustly imprisoned and should be released, and far too many have been killed by the aggressive crackdown,” he said. The intervention came after Mr Wallace abstained on a vote to grant Ukraine financial assistance along with his Left group independent colleague Clare Daly, and voted against a resolution to deem Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. The media assault is intense. In a separate intervention, Mr Wallace described the vote on Russia as an “antagonistic performance” and “absurd”, because “Nato is one of the blood-drenched terrorist groups to curse this Earth”. Please review your details and accept them to load the content “Where's the next World cup, in four years’ time, in the US. In response to the vote, the European Parliament suffered a retaliatory cyberattack by pro-Kremlin hackers that caused disruption during its plenary session. “Those who supported the so-called Syrian revolution, say nothing today about Syria lying in ruins, illegally occupied, sanctioned to death, with millions displaced and hundreds of thousands dead. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images Twice I’ve had to ask myself if I was willing to not take part in a sports event and, in effect, demonstrate or make a protest.

Coming in this context, the reaction to Mr Wallace’s intervention inside the parliament was described as “disgusted”, with one staffer commenting that “the Irish community are embarrassed”. Another, however, said the response was muted, as controversial interventions from the MEP had become routine. “There are peaceful protests, many Iranians are unjustly imprisoned and should be released, and far too many have been killed by the aggressive crackdown," he said. If Qatar shouldn't have got the World Cup, the Americans shouldn't get it either. In comments issued in response to Mr Wallace’s speech, Fine Gael Dublin MEP Frances Fitzgerald said it was important for the EU to “show that we stand clearly on the side of Iranian women”, saying they had “demonstrated incredible bravery and strength in showing their outrage at the death of one of their own”. “It is shameful to see members of the European Parliament supporting regimes that kill, persecute and commit the most horrific crimes against their own peoples,” Ms Fitzgerald said. Yesterday, the European Parliament designated Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. “As politicians, the only people we should be answerable to are the voters in our constituencies. Mr Wallace and Ms Daly said they could not support it because it also stated support for NATO and called for weapons to be sent to Ukraine. My mother still lived there.

Not the brutal regimes who inflict such cruelty and who seek to undermine democracy around the world. The move is largely symbolic, though, as the European Union does not have a legal framework in place to back it up. “We have long known that the Iranian government supports cruel and barbaric treatment of its own citizens, especially women.” Mr Wallace did not respond to a request for comment. "This [resolution] does not condone Russia's actions in Ukraine. .