No condolences for the Iranian president’s death, please

Jewish News Syndicate

UANI Advisor for Policy and Washington Outreach Alan Goldsmith writes: "The death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is no cause for tears. The “Butcher of Tehran,” who perished in a helicopter crash on May 19, was a human-rights abuser responsible for the deaths of thousands of Iranians and the oppression of millions. Unfortunately, senior officials of leading democracies and democratic multilateral organizations, including the United States, NATO and the European Union nations, have expressed condolences on Raisi’s passing. Instead, free nations should seize this moment to push for the rise of liberty and democracy in Iran in place of the current repressive regime."