U.S. Think Tank calls for "Regime Change" in Iran




 
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U.S. Think Tank calls for "Regime Change" in Iran
 
January 24th, 2006  
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U.S. Think Tank calls for "Regime Change" in Iran
January 24, 2006
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US think tank "The Committee on the Present Danger" (CPD) has called for "Regime Change in Iran". "Nearly a century ago, Iran adopted a constitution that established freedoms for its citizens - that have been lost. The Ruling regime sponsors terrorism, represses human rights, jails dissidents, oppresses women, and is determined to have nuclear weopons. We believe the United States's policy objective must be regime change in Iran..."

Committee on the Present Danger's New Iran Policy Paper

This organization, based in Washington, DC, has many influential members including James Woolsey the former Director of the CIA, George Schultz the former U.S. Secretary of State as well as Senators Joseph Lieberman and Senator Kyl.

In its statement, the CDP is requesting that the Administration adopt "Regime Change in Iran" as an official policy. It has further urged "strong diplomatic and economic measures" to be taken against the Islamic republic regime.

R. James Woolsey recommends that President Bush utilize the opportunity provided by his State of the Union Address next week to explain to the American people what is at stake in Iran and what will be done to resolve this crisis.

”The Militant Islamists cannot be appeased – they will wage war until they are stopped,” Woolsey said. "We believe that the U.S. and the International Community should energetically assist the millions of Iranians who want a government that does not repress its own people and threaten others."

Among the measures the CPD paper calls for:


Sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council;
Embargo on oil and ban of any foreign direct investment in Iran;
Building a legal case against the Islamic regime's supreme leader and its current president for torture and murder of Iranians and incitation to genocide;
Appointment by the U.S. President of a "Point Person" who would speak to Iranians and would dramatize the plight of political prisoners;
More energetic and effective assistance to pro-democracy activists in Iran;
Sharply increased support for U.S. based pro-democracy Iranian satellite TV stations;
Ancillary pressure on Tehran by asking from the Lebanese Army to disarm Hezbollah and to restore the Lebanese sovereignty and freedom.

Committee on the Present Danger's New Iran Policy Paper

Committee on the Present Danger's Press Statement