Ahmadinejad suppresses academic freedom, denies Iranian students’ freedom of speech, and has aggressively prosecuted student leaders. Iran is suffering from what the World Bank has called the largest brain-drain in history. More than 150,000 academics and other highly educated people are leaving Iran each year.
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To: Congressional Leadership and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Iran continues to defy UN Security Council resolutions to end its nuclear program. Iran is also a state sponsor of terrorism, stirring unrest in the Middle East and providing weapons for Hezbollah to use against Israel. Its president has denied the Holocaust and called for the destruction of Israel.
We urge Congress and the Administration to continue their support of diplomatic and economic sanctions against Iran. Additionally, we urge you to build consensus in Europe and the UN to support these sanctions and maintain pressure on Iran until their leaders pursue a more peaceful agenda.