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Rep. John Cornyn’s message to MEK’s annual Free Iran rally

Sen. John Cornyn supports MEK’s annual Free Iran rally-Albania July 2019

On Saturday 13 july 2019, a large crowd gathered in Ashraf 3, Albania, home to Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), to hold the annual Free Iran rally of the Iranian resistance. The event was the fourth installment in a series of events held at Ashraf 3. Sen. John Cornyn sent message to this gathering.

Senator Cornyn (R-TX), Member, Judiciary, Select on Intelligence, and Finance Committees

Sen. John Cornyn: Thank you for supporting a democratically free Iran. Iran’s government is a dangerous and destabilizing regional influence that rules with an iron fist, suppressing people’s individual rights and subjecting them to humanitarian abuse.

As the world’s largest State sponsor of terror, Iran has bankrolled terrorist organizations that have waged war and undermined regional stability for decades. It is important to point out, however, that the Iranian people are the greatest victim of this brutal regime. They have suffered under the Ayatollah for generations. But their struggle has not gone unnoticed.

I would like to repeat the message Secretary Pompeo delivered at the Reagan library last year, “I have a message for the people of lran. The United States hears you; the United States supports you; the United States is with you.” I believe it is important to support the Administration’s “maximum pressure” strategy. This strategy promotes freedom and individual rights of the people while taking every step necessary to liberate them from the regime’s oppressive rule.

I have worked tirelessly with Congress and the Administration to achieve that goal…. This Congress, I introduced the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act, which imposes additional sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The IRGC acts as the regime’s most powerful military and security organization committing acts of domestic oppression and international terror…

The U.S. and its allies must stand together in confronting the tyrants in Iran and doing everything in our power to push back against the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. I am proud to stand in support of a free Iran.

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