depict the continuing struggle of the Iranians, of
which 70% (30 years of age) continue to find danger
in their link to one another, and to the outside world.
..They, as an opposition, have been subjected
to harsh and often fatal punishment by
Iran's clerical regime...
of the former shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, who has
long urged support for Iran's internal opposition...
factions, but between the whole regime and the people.
Iran's clerical regime is not reformable. There must be a
fundamental change," said Pahlavi.
efforts bought Iran's theocrats three extra years. Another
series of cat and mouse games with the Russians may buy
the clerical regime the time it needs to make the bomb.
threatening behavior and to support a transition to
democracy in Iran."
a Democratic bid to require the administration to report every 90
days to the House Intelligence Committee on the status of Iran's
A yes vote was to kill the Democrats' motion.
Voting yes: Jones, Foxx, Coble, Hayes, Myrick, McHenry, Taylor
Voting no: Butterfield, Etheridge, Price, McIntyre, Watt, Miller
Pressure on iran: Voting 397 for and 21 against, the House on April
26 passed a bill (HR 282) authorizing U.S. government financial
support efforts by pro-democracy groups inside and outside of Iran
to undermine the current Islamic regime. The bill also would tighten
existing economic sanctions on Iran and impose economic penalties on
countries or individuals investing more than $20 million in Iran's
A yes vote was to pass the bill.
Voting yes: Butterfield, Etheridge, Price, Foxx, Coble, McIntyre,
Hayes, Myrick, McHenry, Taylor, Watt, Miller
Voting no: Jones
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