Moolenaar Statement on Protests in Iran

January 13, 2020
Press Release

This past weekend, and continuing this week, citizens in Iran have gathered to publicly protest the Iranian government shooting down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 people onboard. The demonstrations are also a follow-up on protests that occurred in November of last year when the Iranian government killed hundreds of its own citizens.

Congressman John Moolenaar made the following statement on the demonstrations:

"People around the world this week are supporting courageous citizens in Iran as they peacefully protest Ayatollah Khamenei and his regime. They are risking their lives to protest a leader that has sponsored decades of terrorism around the world and deprived his people of peace and prosperity. The world is watching and I am willing to support additional sanctions against the government of Iran if it attacks the protesters."