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House Proceeding on Jun 19th, 2009 :: 1:20:00 to 1:24:00
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Howard L. Berman

1:19:48 to 1:20:08( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: questions will be taken later. the gentleman from california. mr. berman: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and agree to the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 560, expressing support for all iranian citizens who emwrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and

Howard L. Berman

1:20:00 to 1:24:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard L. Berman

1:20:09 to 1:20:30( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: rule of law and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the geleman from california, mr. berman, and th from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. berman. mr. berman: every day since iran's election, the streets of

Howard L. Berman

1:20:31 to 1:20:53( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: tehran have been filled with demonstrators and each day this past week, the numbers seem -- the number seems to be growing. even state-run media in iran has put the number of demonstrators in tehran at hundreds of thousands. one british newspaper reports that there were a million demonstrators in tehran

Howard L. Berman

1:20:54 to 1:21:14( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: what do these demonstrators want? are they simply in favor of the candidate, or are they making a more profound statement about the iranian regim nobo knows exactly. we do know one thing, though. the demonstrators feel their

Howard L. Berman

1:21:15 to 1:21:36( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: intelligence was insulted and their dignity assaulted by the high handed man for the which the results of the june 12 election were handled. they want justice. this morning the supreme leader offered none. it is not for us to decide who

Howard L. Berman

1:21:37 to 1:21:57( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: should run iran, much less determine the real winner of the june 12 election. but we must reaffirm our strong belief that the iranian people have a fundamental right to express their views about the future of their country freely and without intimidation.

Howard L. Berman

1:21:58 to 1:22:18( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: the iranian regime is clearly embarrassed by the demonstrations and has not slunk from -- shrunk from using violence to stop them. at least eit demonstrators and quite lick like -- likely a number more have been killed and hundreds have been injure

Howard L. Berman

1:22:19 to 1:22:40( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: the regime has tried to ban media coverage of the demonstrations. foreign journalists are consigned to their homes and offices. several have been expeled from the coverage. cell phone coverage is frequently blocked and the regime has interfered with the internet and taken down many opposition websites. we cannot stand silent in the

Howard L. Berman

1:22:41 to 1:23:02( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: face of this assault on human freedom and dignity. i repeat that we have no interest in interfering in iran's internal affairs. that era has ended. this resolution affirms the rights awell as the importance of democratic and fair elections.

Howard L. Berman

1:23:03 to 1:23:24( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: beyond that, it simply expresses its solidarity with iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law. i don't know how many of the demonstrators fall into that category, but i do know that many of them do. this resolution also condemns

Howard L. Berman

1:23:25 to 1:23:45( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: the bloody suppression of freedom. it is not a judgment on who won the iranian elections. it is an acknowledgment that we cannot be re-main silent when cherished universal principles are under attack. mr. speaker, i want to just

Howard L. Berman

1:23:46 to 1:24:00( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: offer myppreciation to our ranking member and to the gentleman from indiana for woing together on a resolution which puts the house of representatives on the side of the people of iran and with

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