Italian Premier, Mr. Silvio Berlusconi, during his visit to Israel has once again, taken the lead among the European nations in support of Iran's freedom movement. Italy has officially reduced their investment and trade by 31%, have banned insurance of all private contracts between the two countries, also has effected a cease on all official and governmental contracts and deals.
This is not the first time we hear the Italians make a stand by the side of the people of Iran and their quest for freedom. Aside from the Italian government, the people of Italy also have been extremely supportive and active in voicing their alignment with the green movement, be it in their cultural events or political activities. In fact in the past 7 months there has not been any nation who have been more vocal and active in their support of our struggle than Italy. From their film festivals and their luminaries wearing green shawls and wristbands to the man on the streets in joining the Iranian expats in rallies and demonstrations against the Islamic regime's barbaric brutality against its own people.
To all the Italian brethren who have stood by us so far, we salute you.