Former US Senator Kelly Ayotte expresses support for Iranians and their resistance
On December 8, former American policymakers and senators from opposing political parties came together at a bipartisan congressional briefing to publicly support the Iranian uprising. They emphasized the significance of supporting a coordinated movement that has served as an example and a guide for more than 40 years.
Kelly Ayotte, a former senator from New Hampshire and a Republican, was one of the speakers at the event:
“There is a revolution happening in Iran. We’ve seen in the street that there are people from all walks of life that are protesting, whether it’s the universities, the villages, the cities, different areas, all people are coming together,” she explained.
These protests began following the death of Mahsa Amini. She was a Kurdish ethnic minority member from Saqqez, a town in northwest Iran. She was savagely beaten by morality police and died of her injuries in a Tehran hospital on September 16. Protests erupted in response to the incident and quickly called for a regime overthrown.
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“This is a unified revolution and it’s been a long time in the making… They are chanting, ‘Death to Khamenei, death to the oppressor, whether it be the Shah or the Supreme Leader.’”
“Any concession made by this regime is only because they are trying to fool the people who are protesting in the street right now. They will not fool us. They will not fool the protesters. We know that because when the protesters are at the memorials of those who are lost from protesting, this is what they are saying, “For every single person killed 1,000 will join.”
“Now is the time for victory for the people of Iran, and we know that there is an alternative because Mrs. Rajavi and the NCRI have a Ten Point Plan. A Ten Point Plan that envisions freedom, democracy, a non-nuclear Iran, and a peaceful Iran that respects human rights.”
“This regime tortures and kills its own people. It promotes terrorism around the world. It fuels proxy wars in the Middle East. It supported the murderous Asad regime and continues to do so. And we also know they’re supporting Putin against the Ukrainian people who are only seeking their own sovereignty and freedom, which is their God-given right.
“Sanctions on both the ballistic missile program, sanctions on the nuclear program, and sanctions for their human rights violations. These are the types of efforts that this administration I would hope would take right now because this is the moment. This is the moment to stand with the Iranian people and their fight for freedom. This revolution is coming, and the United States needs to support this revolution and end the reign of the ayatollahs,” she concluded.
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