Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Norcross Statement on Iran Protests

Jan 5, 2018
News Release

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the below statement on the recent escalation of anti-regime protests in Iran:

“Everyone should have the fundamental right to protest against a repressive regime and I stand with the people in Iran who are expressing this right and desire to shape a better future for themselves and their families. The protesters have legitimate concerns about human rights violations and corruption, and the Iranian government should both listen and address these serious matters.

“One key reason I opposed the JCPOA in 2015 was out of concern that once sanctions were lifted, billions of dollars would be used to buy more weapons and outsource more terror. Today, I strongly urge the regime to spend its money on the social welfare of the Iranian people, not weapons for terrorists and separatist fighters.

“As protestors peacefully gather and express themselves, I support their fight against economic hardship, inequality and oppression.”

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