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Cantor Blasts the Administration’s ‘Silence’ on Iran

I had been trying all day to get a statement from Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Iran, and he just released one, going further than any other Republican member of

Elisa Mueller
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jun 16, 2009

I had been trying all day to get a statement from Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Iran, and he just released one, going further than any other Republican member of Congress in characterizing the administration’s position on the Iranian election as weak and silent.

The Administration’s silence in the face of Iran’s brutal suppression of democratic rights represents a step backwards for homegrown democracy in the Middle East.  President Obama must take a strong public position in the face of violence and human rights abuses.  We have a moral responsibility to lead the world in opposition to Iran’s extreme response to peaceful protests.

In addition, Iran’s clerical regime has made clear that its nuclear program will move forward.  The United States cannot trust the aspirations of a nation that is a state-sponsor of terrorism, and the Administration must work with Congress to do everything in its power to deny Iran nuclear weapons.

Elisa Mueller | Elisa Mueller was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to a mother who taught reading and a father who taught film. As a result, she spent an excessive amount of her childhood reading books and watching movies. She went to the University of Kansas for college, where she earned bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. She moved to New York City and worked for Entertainment Weekly magazine for ten years, visiting film sets all over the world.

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