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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 367


Condemning the Government of Iran for its violence against demonstrators and calling for peaceful resolution to the concerns of the citizens of Iran.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 4, 2018

Mr. Cruz (for himself, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Cotton, Mrs. Ernst, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Inhofe, and Mr. Perdue) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


RESOLUTION

Condemning the Government of Iran for its violence against demonstrators and calling for peaceful resolution to the concerns of the citizens of Iran.

    Whereas, on December 28, 2017, citizens began protesting the Government of Iran across the country in the cities and towns of Dorud, Khomaini Shahr, Najafabad, Qahdarijan, Tehran, and Tuyserkan;

    Whereas so far 20 people have been killed and 450 have been arrested since demonstrations first began;

    Whereas the United States is committed to promoting universal human rights, specifically freedom of speech and freedom of assembly;

    Whereas the Government of Iran has provided monetary support to terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas; and

    Whereas the citizens of Iran deserve the support of the international community in their pursuit of a democratic government that respects human rights and freedoms: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) condemns the Government of Iran—

(A) for its funding of terrorist organizations and activities;

(B) the continued oppression of its citizens; and

(C) the suppression of communication through interference with internet applications such as Instagram, Facebook, Telegram and Twitter; and

(2) reaffirms—

(A) the commitment of the United States to preserving and promoting the freedoms of speech and assembly as universal rights; and

(B) the support of the United States for the citizens of Iran to establish a freely elected, democratic system.