Recently, Tanzanian government has become very close to Iranian government to the point of entering a military cooperation treaty. And for sometime there had been a growing and sustained diplomatic relation with Iran that has caused some discomfort among some of us especially taking into account the current standoff between Iran and Western powers on the issue of nuclear proliferation. Since the Iranian election in the middle of this year an election that was marred by accusation of vote rigging and other irregularities the Iranian government has resorted to more ruthless methods to contain the opposition against it. In the current showdown between the Iranian authorities and supporters of opposition 5 people have been gunned down during a political rally in Tehran. Bearing in mind the possibility that the situation Iran might escalate I'm urging our government to issue a strong and unambiguous message to the Iranian leaders that the Tanzanian people strongly oppose the tactics of fear targeted against civilians who are demonstrating in a political setting. Even more, our government should offer to mediate some sort of political negotiation between the opposition and the government in Iran so as to diffuse the situation in Iran. Lest it be seen that our silence endorses the actions by the Iranian government.