Germany: No Normalized Relations with Iran Until it Recognizes Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports: The Merkel administration said it was “very worried about the human rights situation in Iran. Hope for an improvement of the situation under the Rouhani government has until now not been fulfilled.”

Germany cited the “high number of executions, which in 2015 reached a record level with at least 765. In the first six months of 2016 the number of executions was 184.”

The situation of religious minorities also remains difficult, the German government said, especially for the Baha’i community, which faces discrimination.

Beck’s questions to the German government also covered lethal homophobia in the Islamic Republic.

“Homosexuality continues to be penalized with the death penalty,” said the Merkel administration.


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