for Establishment of Human Rights in Iran
Dear President Obama,
The ambiguous policies of your administration in dealing
with the Islamic Regime of Iran were disturbing enough to alarm the freedom
loving Iranian people to endanger their lives and dare to ask whether you stand
with them or with the religious dictatorship that has denied their basic rights
since its inception.
The appointment of John Limbert as a Deputy Secretary for
in the State Departmentís Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs was a shocking
response to all Iranians who expected you to provide practical humanistic
leadership that would help the people of
in their fight against a religious dictatorship. Instead of standing with
Iranians who are fighting for a secular democracy in
, you facilitated the empowerment of their enemy by appointing one of its
dedicated promoters to handle the very sensitive issue of US\IR relations.
John Limbert's fascination for the Islamic Regime in
has been manifested by all his writings and speeches since the take-over of the
U.S. Embassy in
and even during his captivity. He has tried hard to legitimize the IR and pave
the road for the unconditional recognition of it. He is an advisor to the
National Iranian American Council (NIAC) that has been diligently pursuing the
same goal for years. Congressman Bob Ney, who was another advisor and promoter
of NIAC, is serving jail time for illegal lobbying to sell airplane spare parts
to the Islamic Regime. According to the
Washington Post article (11/13/09), NIAC is currently under investigation for
illegal lobbying for the Islamic Regime of Iran.
John Limbert, along all other individuals and lobby groups,
has deliberately reduced the US\IR relations to two extremes of either military
intervention or friendly relationship.
The solution is neither the
military intervention against
nor dialogue with the Islamic Regime. There is a third option that, if
adopted, can eliminate the danger of this regime for the entire world. A smart
sanction against the religious dictatorship in
will send a clear and strong message to the Iranian
people that the world community is with them and is willing to weaken their
enemy. This will empower the Iranian people and will advance their
nonviolence struggle and civil disobedience towards establishing a secular
expect you to acknowledge the struggle of courageous Iranians and hear their
loud voice announcing clearly that the current regime in
is not their representative. I urge you to refrain from giving any recognition
to the Islamic Regime of Iran even if it conveniently suspends its atomic
program. Smart sanction should be enforced until the human rights violations in
are stopped and as a first step all political prisoners are released. John
Limbert is obviously not the right choice to facilitate this.
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