U.S. Congress expresses support for the Iranian people’s fight for freedom
The resolution highlights the long history of the Iranian people’s efforts to obtain their freedom, including nationwide uprisings in 2017, and 2019, and the current round of protests that began in September. It also mentions the massacre of thousands of political prisoners in 1988, in which the current president of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, played a significant role. The lawmakers draw attention to the regime’s human rights violations against religious and ethnic minorities, including Iranian Kurds, Baluchis, Arabs, Christians, Jews, Baha’is, Zoroastrians, and Sunni Muslims.
In addition, the resolution also warns about the regime’s sponsorship of terrorism abroad, including an attempt to bomb the rally of the Iranian Resistance in Paris in 2018 and bombing plots against MEK members in Albania. The lawmakers called on the U.S. government to work with European allies to hold Iran accountable for its breaches of diplomatic privileges and to prevent its malign activities by closing its diplomatic facilities and expelling its agents.
Congressional Press Briefing
Supporting a Secular, Democratic, Non-Nuclear Republic of #Iran #IranRevoIution #مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر https://t.co/Ks1lPsBRD6
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) February 8, 2023
At a press briefing where the resolution was introduced, Congressman Tom McClintock stated, “With this resolution, Congress is expressing the plain truth of the matter in 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 and against the tyrannical rulers who have wrecked their country and plagued the Middle East with terrorism and brutality.”
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), spoke at the event and said, “Today, after more than 40 years of repression and resistance, the Iranian nation is ready again to overthrow another form of dictatorship. They want to put an end to one century of dictatorship and establish a democratic, pluralistic, and secular republic. What you see in Iran today is another revolution in the making.”
Thank you all, for your bipartisan initiative announced today in support of the Iranian people & Resistance; protecting the Iranian people’s right to determine their own future while preventing the Iranian regime access to means & resources to suppress our people#IranRevolution pic.twitter.com/n0s0nZVe7y
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) February 8, 2023
Representatives Kevin Kiley, Randy Weber, and Sheila Jackson-Lee also spoke in support of the resolution, emphasizing the importance of standing together in a bipartisan manner to support the people of Iran and to condemn the ongoing abuses of the regime.
The resolution serves as a clear message to the world that the U.S. Congress stands with the Iranian people and their struggle toward a democratic and secular republic.
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