Majority of House lawmakers call for new Iran policy in response to ongoing protests
A resolution expressing support for the Iranian people's desire for a free country and condemning Tehran's human rights violations has 222 cosponsors.
Members of Congress on Thursday held a briefing on a bipartisan resolution calling for a change in Iran policy in response to ongoing protests in the Islamic Republic.
The resolution expressing support for the Iranian people's desire for a free country and condemning Tehran's human rights violations has 222 cosponsors, which is the majority of the House of Representatives.
"I think everyone senses that the day of Iran's liberation is approaching and its deliverance will be at the hands of the Iranian people and their friends and supporters around the world," California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock, the resolution's sponsor, said.
He was joined by Democrat Rep Brad Sherman.
Iran has been wracked by protests since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by the country's so-called morality police for allegedly not properly wearing her hijab.
The resolution was backed by one of the leading Iranian opposition groups in America, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, whose leader said the ruling mullahs have been desperately using violence to repress the freedom movement in that country.
“Nearly six months since the start of the uprising in Iran, the world has witnessed that, despite killing and imprisonment the Iranian regime has neither the intent nor the capability to offer any solutions,” Maryam Rajavi said “Instead, the mullahs only know one path, which is more torture, execution and repression.“