Senate Adopts Two Iran Resolutions

Senators have unanimously adopted two resolutions dealing with the on-going situation in Iran after the country’s recent controversial elections.

The first, S. Res. 193, was introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT).  It affirms the United States’ “shared commitment to the universal values of democracy, human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law” and also condemns “the unacceptable violence against the peaceful demonstrators taking place in Iran,” according to a press release.

A second resolution, S. Res. 196, was offered by Senators Ted Kaufman (D-DE) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ).  It would affirm the Senate’s support for freedom of press, speech and expression for the Iranian people.  It also condemns any detainment, imprisonment and intimidation of journalists in the country.

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One response to “Senate Adopts Two Iran Resolutions

  1. Good for the U.S. Senate, and the House as well.

    This is not about Ahmadinejad v Mousavi, for the latter is no Boy Scout. This is about the people of Iran v a theocratic tyranny.

    Reasonable people can debate whether the U.S. should clandestinely aid the protesters like Reagan and the Vatican aided Solidarity. But we should all agree that we should speak out against what Khamenei is trying to do.

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