House Adopts Resolution Supporting Iranian Human Rights

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  Jan. 9, 2018
House Adopts Resolution
Supporting Iranian Human Rights

AIPAC applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly adopting a bipartisan resolution (H.Res. 676) supporting the Iranian people’s rights to free expression and condemning the Iranian regime’s crackdown on legitimate protests. The resolution was introduced by Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY).
 
Noting that Iran's citizens have voiced economic grievances and protested the regime’s regional aggression, the resolution expresses solidarity “with the people of Iran that are engaged in legitimate and peaceful protests against an oppressive, corrupt regime.” The resolution also “condemns the Iranian regime’s serious human rights abuses against the Iranian people, significant corruption and destabilizing activities abroad.”
 
Importantly, the resolution urges the administration to use targeted sanctions to address the Iranian regime’s human rights violations. It also calls for the United States to facilitate technological support to the Iranian people, who are being actively censored and repressed by their leaders.
 
In the Senate, a bipartisan resolution in solidarity with the Iranian people has been introduced by Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD). We encourage passage of this important resolution.
 

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