- - Wednesday, July 24, 2019


You know Madame Rajavi, all of us were young once. We had dreams. On the portraits of each of our aspirations, there’s a field of dreams of hopes and aspirations. There are successes and there are failures. There are achievements as well as setbacks. But the one thing that drives us Americans is the belief that what we wish to achieve for ourselves can be achieved by all people who aspire for freedom and for liberty and for dignity. This field of dreams is shared by everyone in this audience. The aspirations that all of us have for you, for the people of Ashraf, for the people of Iran. My colleagues who are here today want to give you the support and the dignity and aspirations on that field of dreams for the freedom that you wish to lead the Iranian people to. I have one expression that I’ll say in Persian. Shoma Behtarini. (You are the best).

When I was a young man aspiring on my field of dreams, I worked for Senator Edward Kennedy who taught me that the challenge of freedom and dignity for people who are oppressed is a lifetime of goals and aspirations and hard work. I had the privilege of working for Senator Lieberman when he was running for office in Connecticut. It was with him over these last 40 years that I’ve shared with him and with all the Americans who are here that belief that we can help you achieve what you wish to achieve. The one thing that I do hope is that before I hang up my shingle that I will be able to see the day when a new U.S. Embassy will open in Tehran.

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