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UK MP: 'Stark Choices' Ahead for Iran

One UK parliamentarian talks tough on the Iran deal, Israel boycotts, in special interview.

Yoni Kempinski,

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Arutz Sheva spoke with, UK Conservative Party MP Mark Pritchard on Tuesday, who is attending the Israel Allies Foundation's annual Jerusalem Chairman’s Conference. 22 parliamentarians from 18 countries are attending the conference, which is sponsored by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ). 

Pritchard maintained that the Iran deal has potential - in the event the Iranian government uses the funds correctly. 

'There's a stark choice for Iran," he said. "Either it could be an international, responsible actor and state, and use the funds it's likely to get to improve the prosperity and the life chances of its country, or it could continue down the path of global terrorism, supporting Hamas and Hezbollah." 

"Only time will tell, and I think the international community needs to move very very quickly should Iran not deliver on the promises that it's made." 

Pritchard also maintained that "universities, companies, and countries" that have a view on Israel with "anti-Semitic elements" are a "minority." 

'I think that any university professor who wants to shut down debate about Israel, or about products in Israel, about trade with Israel, is doing a disservice to his or her students," he added.

"Universities should be the bastion of freedom and democracy, even if those views are not shared by everybody, even if those views are robust, and even if those views are controversial." 

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