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Mr. Poe told the crowd that they must continue to fight until the Iranian regime is overthrown.

“The battle is won, but the war is not over. There will be more battles to be fought,” he said.

Allan Gerson, a former Justice Department criminal prosecutor and a leading attorney for the resistance, called the removal of the dissidents from the terrorist list “a victory that will lead us to the ultimate victory” of a free Iran.

“The delisting is a victory for all Americans. It is a victory for civil liberties. It is a victory for a more just world order,” he said.

The dissidents also were joined by Reps. Judy Chu, California Democrat; Trent Franks, Arizona Republican; Ralph M. Hall, Texas Republican; and Laura Richardson, California Democrat.

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