Remarks by Congressman Mark Kirk,
November 4, 2009
"Regime-sympathizers like the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) came to Capitol Hill urging members of Congress to cut off U.S. funding for democracy programs in Iran. Democracy funding “taints” Iranian dissidents, they claimed, and only invites harsher crackdowns on the Iranian people.
Anha Eshte-bah Kardand. They were wrong.
“As Americans, how can we justify this apparent retreat from human rights? Are discredited arguments by regime sympathizers like NIAC swaying policy decisions by our State Department – even after June 12th?"
Please read Congressman Kirk’s speech here: