would like to express my appreciation and support for the H. Res 33.
This resolution is unprecedented in recognizing the Iranians sufferings
under the Islamic Regime of Iran (IRI) and has gone beyond the customary
ineffective lip service to human rights of Iranians. Repeated calls in
H. Res. 33 for holding the IRI officials accountable for its
violations of human rights, including freedom of religion, is very
its inception, the IRI has been condemned regularly by all international
human rights organization, UN, EU, and U.S. State Department, with
little and lasting effect on the human rights conditions in
. The reason has been the lack of IRIís accountability for violating
the human rights of Iranians. In a wide range of sanctions imposed
against the IRI, there is no condition whatsoever regarding the human
rights violations in general and release of the Iranian prisoners of
conscience in particular.
extreme policies of either attacking Iran or making friendly relations
with the Islamic Regime are both against the interests of the Iranian
people and the entire world. This black and white foreign policy has
been mainly adopted and dictated by the Islamic Regime and its Iranian
lobby groups and individuals.
any sort of military attack on
that would have disastrous consequences for the Iranian people, a smart
sanction against the religious dictatorship in
and holding it accountable for not abiding by international human rights
standards, will be a clear and strong message to Iranians that the world
community is with them and is not recognizing their abusers. This will
encourage the Iranian people to arm themselves with the weapon of
nonviolence and civil disobedience more than ever and, by toppling this
terrorist regime, eliminate the dangers it poses to humanity.
is therefore of great interests to many Iranians, if section (4F) of
resolution 33 is clarified in the sense that any dialog with the IRI
would be only for serving it with warnings regarding its human rights
violations and that the Islamic Regime in its entirety would be
accountable if they donít comply with the international norms and