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By Bijan Ahmadi and Jonathan Harounoff
In his latest co-authored piece, Executive Director Bijan Ahmadi argues that “maximum support for the Iranian protesters from democratic governments is essential to achieving a successful outcome for the Iranian people.”
Despite the regime’s violent crackdown, protests and strikes across Iran continue to be reported, and support for systemic change remains robust. Moreover, the protest movement has resulted in an unprecedented convergence of opposition groups both inside and outside Iran who are advocating for fundamental change and a transition to a new democratic system.
The protests in Iran have brought the Iranian people’s desire for fundamental change and a transition to a new democratic system to the forefront. Six months in, the West has applied considerable pressure on the Iranian regime. Now, it is essential to provide maximum support to the Iranian people.
Bijan Ahmadi (@AhmadiBijanFA) is the Executive Director of the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy.
Jonathan Harounoff is a British journalist based in New York City with bylines in Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Forward and the Middle East Institute. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanHaroun1.