For Immediate Release
Jordan Wilhelmi, 612.281.2310, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Iranian American Council Statement on Recent Demonstrations in Iran
WASHINGTON - Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on ongoing protests in Iran:
“We stand in solidarity with Iranians who seek a government that prioritizes the economic prosperity of Iranians, respects their human rights, and democratically represents them.
“Ultimately, like any other country, it is up to Iranians living in Iran to decide their country’s destiny. Outside countries or interests who seek to exploit the legitimate grievances of Iranians in order advance their own ulterior agendas only undermine the will of the Iranian people. As outside observers, we will continue our efforts to defend universal human rights and hold the Iranian government accountable to its international human rights obligations.”
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