Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
On the Protests in Iran
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Recently, thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets to protest their country’s corrupt regime.
Frustrated by a lack of opportunity and constant political repression, these largely young and non-violent protesters have stood up to say enough.
In response to these protesters, the regime has engaged in a brutal crackdown on a scale not seen since the 1979 revolution, killing hundreds of civilians.
The United States is not the enemy of the Iranian people.
In fact, Americans of all backgrounds can’t help but sympathize with those brave protestors seeking a more prosperous, more responsible Iran.
The world is watching.