- - Thursday, August 13, 2020

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Free Iran Global Summit — Iran Raising for Freedom to recognize the deteriorating human rights conditions throughout the country.

As we gather together today virtually, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you have done to highlight the Iranian regime’s ongoing and systematic violations against the Iranian people. In addition to being the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, the evil regime in Tehran continues to suppress the most fundamental human rights of its people. The Iranian people deserve a government that respects the rule of law, democratic norms, and places the needs of the Iranian people above funding its adventurism abroad.

It is critical for the United States and other democracies around the world to stand with the Iranian people. I will continue to advance policies in Congress that will hold the regime accountable and work to bring about a better future for Iranians.

On behalf of the people of Florida, I extend my best wishes to all virtually in attendance today and I look forward to continuing to stand with the people of Iran in the years to come.

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