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House Proceeding on Jun 19th, 2009 :: 1:24:05 to 1:28:50
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:24:01 to 1:24:21( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: that, i ask my colleagues to join me in supporting this resolutio and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida. m myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro te gentlewoman is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: i want to thank the distinguish

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:24:05 to 1:28:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:24:22 to 1:24:44( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: chairman of the foreign affairs committee, mr. berman, for working with us in a bipartisan manner, reaching out to our side to bring this timely resolution to the floor. i especially want to thank our republican conference chair and a great member of our foreign affairs committee, mr. pence, who authored this legislation and i rise in strong support of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:24:45 to 1:25:06( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the fundamental, universal human rights and civil liberties to which the iranian people are entitled. for 30 years, these rights and freedoms have been th again and again by an -- denied again and again by an oppressive iranian regime which uses a sham process with

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:25:07 to 1:25:29( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: candidates hand-picked by the ruling apparatus there has been no election in iran for decades. the candidates and winners were picked in advance by the regime. real reform, real democracy were never an option. this repressive regime relies on so-called elections to

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:25:30 to 1:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: provide a veneer of legitimacy but that facade has been shattered by the protest taking place in iran this week. the brutal nature of the iranian regime is well documented. on tuesday, i had the honor of attending with secretary of state hillary clinton the release of the state department's annual trafficking in persons report, which again

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:25:51 to 1:26:13( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: cite ide ran as a tyre 3 country, among -- as a tier 3 country among the worst as the country that does little, if anything, to prevent men, women, and children from being trafficked for sexual exploitation and involuntary servude, slavery. likewise, as the state department's human rights

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:26:14 to 1:26:34( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: report for 2008 noted, iran's poor human rights record worsened and it continued to commit e government severely limited citizens' right to change their government peacefully through free and fair elections. authorities hilled political prisoners and intensified a crackdown against women's

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:26:35 to 1:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: rights reformers, ethnic minority rights activists, student activists, and religi it is a pattern for decades system of we must look beyond the past week, which was only the most recent demonstration of the regime's brutality and authoritarianism. but the iranian regime is not

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:26:56 to 1:27:17( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: just a threat to its own people. of the flet that it presents to our own national security interests and indeed to global peace and security. iran draws -- draws even closer to crossing the nuclear point of no return. a admiral mike mullen, chairman

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:27:18 to 1:27:40( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: of the joint chiefs of staff, said that iran likely has enriched enough uranium to make an atomic bomb. inspectors say they probably can achieve nuclear weapons eakout possibilities and that issues about possible military dimensions tie ran's nuclear program remain unresolved.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:27:41 to 1:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: yet iran is allowed to continue its nuclear pursuit virtually unchallenge. additionally, iran continues to develop chemical and biological weapons and ballistic missiles while arming and bankrolling violent islamic extremists worldwide. we must bear this in mind when we determine what is the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:28:04 to 1:28:27( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: appropriate response to the iranian regime's policies and actions. today, mr. speaker, we must focus on the hopes of the individual iranians who have been robbed of a better future for almost 30 years by a regime which only promises nothing but misery and malaise. now is the time for all responsible nations to stand

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:28:28 to 1:28:49( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: four square with the people of iran and they seek freedom, as they seek true self-governance at home, as well as to live at peace with the world. we must send a clear signal today to the iranian regime and all of its proxies and affiliates that free nations will not tolerate further efforts to silence the voice of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:28:50 to 1:28:50( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the iranian people through

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