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It is amazing that “Iran Watchers” are all for dialogue and diplomacy with the rouge regime, but when it comes to dialogue with the Iranian people they are all against it. What hypocrites.—Artin
... Until the Iranian regime respects Americans' basic human rights, they and their relatives will not be welcome in this country,—Tom Cotton, U.S. Senator
I voted Obama (once) & his 8 yrs Tavaana funded. But we were kept at arm's length, never asked for opinion or to Norouz parties. Those were for Trita Parsi, NIAC, etc. I'm a never-Trumper, but believe in admin's Iran approach. Looking forward to Sunday at Reagan Library & grateful.—Mariam Memarsadeghi, co-founder/co-director Tavaana
A single, ominous question now hangs over the White House: what could possibly cause President Trump to put the interests of Russia over those of United States? —Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader
The president has made it clear that we are there [Syria] until the ISIS territorial caliphate is removed AND as long as the Iranian menace continues throughout the Middle East.— John Bolton, National Security Advisor
Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake.—Senator John McCain
Today, with the people of Iran chanting “death to Palestine” and “death to Khomeini”, they are rejecting 40 years of being forced to chant “death to Israel” and “death to America “. Khomeini must be turning in his grave!—Sharon S. Nazarian, ADL Senior Vice President for International Affairs
Rule number 38 in IRI playbook: anytime reference is made to regime behavior that is likely to be viewed as negative /backward/ oppressive/unjust, simply add at the end: “by the hardliners”.—The National Union for Democracy in Iran
Politicians come and go but the problems they have created for people remain—Donald Tusk
As Iran cracks down on dancing girls of Instagram, regime’s Quran teacher who raped his students roams free. @JZarif @Rouhani_ir—Farnaz Fassihi, Senior Writer Wall Street Journal
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. —Mahatma Gandhi
Millions of Iranians seek establishment of secular democracy in Iran. The path toward this goal begins with acknowledgement of two fundamental truths: (1) this regime poses an existential threat to Iran & its citizens; and (2) this regime cannot be reformed.—Prince Reza Pahalvi
Iran’s regime has brought suffering & death to the world & its own people. Just in Europe, Iran-sponsored assassinations, bombings & other terrorist attacks have scarred countless lives. Hope the Europeans raised this with Rouhani & Zarif on their European tour.—Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State
Just out that the Obama Administration granted citizenship, during the terrible Iran Deal negotiation, to 2,500 Iranians - including to government officials. How big (and bad) is that?—President Trump
First Republicans Rudy Giuliani, newt gingrich & Amb John Bolton, and now Democrat Nancy Pelosi express support for the MEK? The US response to Iran Protests and the Iranian people’s call for freedom is to support a terror group? For shame.—Nazanin Boniadi, Hollywood Actress
It seems they [ America] do not understand what they are saying when they say Iran will not be allowed to export even a single drop of oil. All right, if you can do such a thing, do it and see the result!—Hassan Rouhani
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets. —Abraham Lincoln
Tehran would treat the re-imposition of nuclear-related sanctions by US as grounds to cease performing its commitments under the JCPOA in whole or in part.— Islamic Republic Ambassador to the U.N.
“This year we have a new purpose, that’s to talk about the civil rights abuse that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year.”—Jason Kessler, Organizer of the White Supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA last year
To foreign journalists: it is a mistake to attribute current Iran Protests to uniquely economic grievances. The slogans are clearly against the regime & the entire system, as in Iran Protests of Jan 2018. If you attribute these protests to the economy only, you're misreading Iran—Masih Alinejad

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