Jewish Leaders Urge International Community to Stand With Iranian People

New York, NY

. . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We stand in solidarity with the Iranian people as they protest the repressive regime that has controlled the country since 1979. The widespread and ongoing protests are not limited to any class or region of the country and send a clear message: Iranians have had enough.

The people of Iran, a proud nation with a rich heritage, do not share the desire for regional hegemony that is relentlessly pursued by the Ayatollahs, and they do not want to continue living in a pariah state that seeks nuclear weapons at all costs. They do not echo the calls for death to Israel and death to America; what these protestors are shouting is death to the dictator, death to Khamenei, and death to Rouhani.

In a vicious crackdown against these unprecedented protests in over 100 cities, the extremist regime has slaughtered more than 300 of its citizens and blocked internet access. The international community must stand with the Iranian people and forcefully condemn these brutal attempts to stifle dissent. The UN Security Council must act against these outrageous assaults."

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