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A Petition to the U.N. Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran

End Iranian Support for Extremism and Terrorism

We, the undersigned, demand that the Islamic Republic of Iran end its support for extremism, international terrorism and the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad. It is unacceptable that a sovereign government and member of the United Nations openly support the murder of innocent civilians.

During his 2013 speech before the UN General Assembly, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cynically proposed WAVE (World Against Violence and Extremism), ostensibly to promote “tolerance over violence, progress over bloodletting, justice over discrimination, prosperity over poverty, and freedom over despotism.”

Unfortunately, the ideals espoused under WAVE in no way comport with the record of Rouhani’s government. Since 1984, Iran has been designated as a state sponsor of terrorism by the U.S. State Department.

United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has documented Iran’s support for Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban and other terrorist groups in its VERITAS project.  

Prime examples of Iranian sponsorship of terrorism are Iran’s long-standing ties with two Palestinian terrorist organizations, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which have enabled the murder of hundreds of Israeli civilians. The numbers are shocking.

Between 1993 and 2008, Palestinian terrorist groups - mainly Hamas and Islamic Jihad- carried out 156 suicide bombings and other attacks that targeted Israelis on buses, in restaurants and shopping malls murdering hundreds of innocent civilians and wounding thousands. 

Since the Hamas takeover of Gaza in 2007, terrorists from Hamas and Islamic Jihad have fired more than 10,000 rockets at Israeli civilians and that was before Israel launched Operation Protective Edge during which they launched another 4,500 rockets. These rockets were either supplied by Iran or made in Gaza with Iranian know-how.

In addition to its sponsorship of terrorism, Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah have provided massive support to the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Iran’s role in the brutal repression of the popular uprising- together with Hezbollah- has helped cause the deaths of 200,000 Syrians and turned millions into refugees.

The government of Iran must live up to the ideals of the United Nations embodied in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states, Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.