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Friday, June 19, 2009


The House of Representatives on Friday passed a resolution that expresses "support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and rule of law."

The resolution also "condemns the ongoing violence against demonstrators by the Government of Iran and pro-government militias, as well as the ongoing government suppression of independent electronic communication through interference with the Internet and cellphones." It also "affirms the universality of individual rights and the importance of democratic and fair elections."

Co-sponsored by Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), the resolution passed by a vote of 405 to 1. Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas libertarian, cast the sole opposing vote. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has introduced a similar resolution in the Senate.

link: House Passes Resolution To Support Iran Protesters - Political Hotsheet - CBS News


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