"Award winning author”
Struan delivered the following speech to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Grand Rally in Villepinte, France, outside Paris, on Saturday 22 June 2013.
I am often asked - “What is it like, as a politician, to stand on a stage in front of 100,000 people and make a speech? Are you not scared, are you not nervous?” My answer is always the same, “Why should I be scared or nervous? You are my friends, my family, my brothers and my sisters.”
The following speech was delivered to a meeting of the Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq in the European Parliament in Brussels on 20 June.
Struan delivered the following speech during a joint debate on human rights, democracy, freedom of the press and media in the world in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 12 June.
The persecution and oppression of religious minorities in Iraq should give us all great cause for concern. The on-going bloody conflict between the Shias and the Sunnis continues to attract the world's attention, while the systematic obliteration of many of the ethnic religious groups goes on virtually without notice.