- - Thursday, August 13, 2020

Friends and participants at the July 2020 Free Iran Global Summit, I support the efforts of the Iranian people to bring change and democracy to their country.

I am disturbed by the rising number of human rights violations in Iran, and I support the Iranian people in their pursuit for peace. The U.S. remains committed to democracy, human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law, and supports the Iranian people in their calls for a democratic government that respects these rights and freedoms. I also remain committed to preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapons program. Yours is a noble cause, and it is very important that we continue the dialogue on this matter. I hope it is a productive gathering, and I wish you all the best of luck.

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