U.S. House Lawmakers Support Iranian People’s Desire for a Democratic, and Secular Iran
The resolution was submitted by 165 members of Congress from both the Republican and the Democratic parties. At 9:30 Eastern Time, several members of the U.S. Congress will take to the podium to express their thoughts and offer comments about the initiative that strongly supports the current uprising in Iran and the Iranian’s struggle for regime change.
Americans still celebrate our own struggle for liberation nearly 2 1/2 centuries ago, our own victory over tyranny and oppression. And we still recall that the stronger we stood the more allies rallied to our cause from around the world. This is why we’re standing today in a free land and why Iranians will surely soon stand upon the free soil of their own country once again. There are more original co-sponsors on this resolution than we saw when a similar measure was introduced two years ago.
Mahsa was not the first martyr for Iranian liberation. We remember the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners and so many others who have fallen to the death committees of this regime for merely defending their own liberty and dignity. The guilt for these atrocities extends to the highest levels of this regime.
With this resolution, Congress is expressing the plain truth of the matter by citing so many instances of human rights abuses and terrorism cloaked in diplomacy. The bipartisan House majority is telling the Iranian people and the world that it stands with the organized resistance against the tyrannical rulers who have wrecked their country and plagued the Middle East with terrorism and brutality.
For decades the Iranian regime has violated the most basic of human rights. It has done so as a state sponsor of terrorism and it has done so against its own people especially women and girls, limiting their ability limiting their freedom to dress how they like, to own property, to receive an education, or to earn a living.
I’m proud to stand here today among a bipartisan group with one message: America is united and steadfast in our support for the brave Iranians demanding a better future for each of us.
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