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U.S. Lawmakers Support Iran Protests, Decry Murder of 1000 Protesters

U.S. Lawmakers Support Iran Protests, Decry Murder of 1000 Protesters

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Rep. Tom McClintock : As the regime earns the revulsion and condemnation of the civilized world, the Iranian freedom fighters are earning the admiration and support of free people everywhere.“Last week, the United Nations received video evidence of the violence that the Iranian regime has turned against its own people. As the regime earns the revulsion and condemnation of the civilized world, the Iranian freedom fighters are earning the admiration and support of free people everywhere. Last year, at least seven Iranian state-sponsored terror plots or operations were foiled in Europe, the Balkans, and the United States. In July 2018, European law enforcement officials stopped a terrorist plot against the peaceful international convention dedicated to a free Iran. The regime’s reign of terror against the Iranian people and their democratic aspirations must remain at the center of all international relations with that dictatorship.” 

“The more the story of Iran is told of its proud ancient heritage of freedom and civilization, and of its current curse of despotism and terror, the more the world has rallied to your cause. We’ve seen this in the liberation of the MEK freedom fighters trapped in Iraq, we have seen it in the growing opposition to Iran throughout the Middle East, we’ve seen it in the strong leadership of President Trump with his refusal to succumb to the weak appeasement policies of the past. We see it also in the House of Representatives, where 123 of my colleagues from both parties have co-sponsored my bill, H.Res 374. In it we unequivocally condemn Iranian state-sponsored terrorism and express in no uncertain terms our support for the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic secular and non-nuclear republic of Iran,” added Rep. McClintock added. 

Rep. Brad Sherman: I also want to commend Madame Rajavi for her advocacy for democracy and her advocacy for women's rights and human rightsRep. Brad Sherman said: “I also want to commend Madame Rajavi for her advocacy for democracy and her advocacy for women’s rights and human rights. This May, I joined my colleagues, I was the lead Democrat in introducing House Resolution 374 which supports the people of Iran’s right to free expression and condemns the Iranian regime’s crackdown on legitimate protest. Now that this regime has killed over a thousand of its own people, we need to pass this resolution and we need to do everything we can to say no to the Islamic Republic. I also want to urge the president to actually enforce the laws we have passed that prevent the export of censorship technology to Iran and the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions and Accountability Act provides those very limitations.” 

“I could go on, but many of you know this very well. Many of you have heard me speak many times. I’ve also led Congressional efforts to protect Iran opposition members outside Iran. Last summer, I led a letter to the Albanian prime minister with seven of our colleagues urging protections of the members of the MEK living in that country. We have seen all of a sudden Iran has a big embassy there. And why is that?” 

 

Rep. Steve Cohen said: “You’ve got 1000 fallen during this Iran uprising. And I haven’t had a chance to look at all the faces, but the ones I see, and when you do I mean it just really does break your heart to think that people are dying and the government is doing these things. So, it’s really unfortunate and we need to support and hope that the voices for freedom that express themselves around the world are heard and they’re heard strongly in Hong Kong but they’re also heard in Iran. And the voices in Iran need to be heard and listened to.”