Mar 19, 2015
The current leaders of the nation of Iran, vs. the people of Iran. Which one should our nation be supporting?
JERUSALEM—A group of Iranian dissidents and political prisoners have lashed out at the Obama administration, lambasting its ongoing diplomacy with Iran, according to two open letters sent to the White House in recent days … In each letter, the dissidents—most of whom are currently political prisoners in Iran—criticize the White House for ignoring the issues of human rights and democracy in Iran as they push to finalize a deal with a regime that the dissidents says is murderous and untrustworthy … Iranian reformers and those seeking a change in the country’s leadership say they do not view the agreement as representing the plurality of Iranians.
from the first letter – an open letter to Obama sent by 21 Iranian political prisoners:
“Any deal in which the real representatives of Iranian people are not present and human rights are ignored, is basically a deal between President Obama and Khamenei’s agents, and Iranian people will not consider it to be legal.”
“During President Obama’s negotiations for a profitable deal with the non-democratic Regime of Iran, the number of people executed increases everyday; freedoms of speech, religion, women, and journalists are restricted more and more, and civil, labor, and political associations are suppressed heavily.”
“In this chaos, Iranian people, human rights, and basic civil rights are absent without any representation.”
from the second letter – to the Obama administration from Iranian political prisoner Heshmatollah Tabarzadi: (full text available here)
“When the people of Iran asked you to support them against the tyranny of the Shia clerics over five years ago you, the president of the most powerful country on earth, were secretly writing letters to the dictator of Iran,” he writes in the letter, which was smuggled out of Iran by human rights activists and provided to the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, an advocacy group.
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