Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Chairman, House Democratic Caucus
Thank you to the Summit for Free Iran, and I join your call in denouncing the Iranian regime’s terrorism, human rights abuses, nuclear ambitions, and suppression of religious freedom. I support the democratic aspirations of the people of Iran, and we stand with you until you are able to obtain the freedom and liberty that all human beings deserve.
Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), Chairman, The National Republican Congressional Committee
I am excited to be part of your annual summit, and I stand with your mission for a free and democratic Iran. We have common ground in our shared pursuit, to guide our governments by the principles of their people, I was proud to cosponsor a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives which condemns Iranian state-sponsored terrorism and expresses our support for the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic non-nuclear republic of Iran.
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), House Committee on Judiciary
222 members of Congress from both parties have co-sponsored my resolution, calling for the closure of the Iranian regime’s embassy in AlbaniaI and the majority of my colleagues in the U.S. Congress support a secular, democratic and non-nuclear republic of Iran. I applaud Madame Rajavi for her leadership, for representing the proud tradition of the Iranian people, and for resisting all forms of tyranny over them.
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), House Committee on Foreign Affairs
I’m proud to have authored House Resolution 752, in which we stand with the Iranian people demonstrating at peaceful protests against an oppressive and corrupt regime. This resolution condemns the Iranian leadership’s human rights abuses and support for destabilizing activities abroad and calls on all democratic governments to unequivocally support the Iranian people’s basic need for human rights. And I’m so pleased that this bipartisan resolution passed unanimously in the House of Representatives back in January. I’ll continue to stand up against human rights abuses and repression in Iran and around the world.
Rep. David Trone (D-MD), House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Friends, I’m pleased to send this message to you during the virtual summit for a free Iran. The people of Iran deserve a government of their choosing, one that supports all the most basic and fundamental freedoms, one where you’re free to express yourself and free to criticize policies you don’t agree with, one where you’re free to practice the religion of your choice or no religion at all. In short, one that upholds the ideals of democracy. I’m sorry you’ve been denied that for so many years. I supported House Resolution 752 when it passed the house earlier this year.
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), House Committee on Judiciary
Greetings. It’s a pleasure to be able to greet my dear sister, Madame Rajavi, and to greet all of you who are gathered in this most momentous occasionI’m supporting the Albanian officials for expelling Iranian ambassador from Albania. I’ve been to Albania during the Albanian War. I know the good people of that great land. I know that they long for democracy as well and the protection of all groups. Urging Albania again to close Iranian regime embassy for the ongoing terror plots against Iranian opposition and members of the MEK.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Hello friends at the 2020 Free Iran Summit in Albania. For over 40 years, the regime in Tehran has been terrorizing the people of Iran, oppressing its people, its religions and other minorities, and also terrorizing the Middle East as well as around the world by sponsoring terrorist groups. That is why I join and applaud you for convening the international summit to make sure that the global community is aware of what the people of Iran truly want: a secular, democratic, and non-nuclear republic. And I applaud Madame Rajavi for her leadership for representing the proud tradition of the Iranian people and for resisting all forms of tyranny.
Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC), House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Today, I am very proud to affirm my support for you, the Iranian community here in the United Stated and the freedom-loving Iranians around the world I am deeply saddened and troubled to learn of the terrible fate suffered by the protesters in Iran who have had the courage to fight and stand against the cult leading this once proud nation I’m proud to oppose the regime and support the brave people of Iran who yearn for freedom. Here in Congress, we have taken important steps to support the pro-democracy movement.
Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX), House Committee on Financial Services
I also want to let you know that the members of the United States Congress are fully behind you. The President is behind you. No matter what you see in the news about division in United States politics, it is true we argue and disagree on many things, but, on the one matter that we’re all in agreement, is that the people of Iran deserve to be freeThank you to Madame Rajavi for all she’s doing. She is fighting alongside you and making progress that we’ve never seen before here in the U.S.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), House Committee on Appropriations
The United States stands with the Iranian people for freedom, democracy, and a non-nuclear Iran. You see, the people of Iran must have the right to determine their own future and to ensure that their rights to expression, religious belief, political opinion, assembly and representative government are respected.
Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN), House Committee on Foreign Affairs
I want to thank you all for asking me to participate in the 2020 Free Iran Summit. I support a free democratic government for Iran. The Iranian government cannot be trusted. They are more focused on controlling citizens than governing. The current regime sponsors terrorism, oppression against their citizens, and the Iranian citizens deserve much better than that.
Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL), House Committee on Ways and Means
I trust that your conference is in full bloom, and so let me just congratulate you on your continuing effort to find approaches to democracy, peace, and stability in your lives and in the lives of your countrymen and women. Stay the course, keep the action moving, keep believing that not only is peace possible, but it really comes when we believe in it, press forward.
Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), House Committee on Armed Services
I want to thank Iran 2020 Conference for inviting me to make a few comments.
Our goal is to have a freedom-loving Iran that respects its people, defends human dignity, is at peace with its neighbors, and is nuclear free. And you can count on me to be a voice for just that. I am a friend of Iran, of Iran’s people, but not its government today.
Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ), House Committee on Homeland Security
I wanted to welcome everyone to the 2020 Free Iran Summit. These events are critical to keeping alive the movement for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Summits like this one are so critical to a free Iran. They remind the world that the current government does not speak for the people, that Iranians are committed to the ideals of democracy, like free speech, public assembly and fair elections, that human rights are universal rights sought by every people and nation on earth.
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