Thursday, February 18, 2010

44 Nobel Laureates express solidarity with the Greens

A group of 44 Nobel prize winners & laureates have come together in support of the freedom movement in Iran. The list which includes names like Nobel Peace laureates Betty Williams and Jody Williams, the writer Wole Soyinka and the economist James Heckman, as well as many leading figures from the fields of medicine, chemistry and physics, made a dramatic appeal in a full-page ad published in the International Herald Tribune on Feb. 9. "Dear President Obama, President Sarkozy, President Medvedev, Prime Minister Brown and Chancellor Merkel," it began. "How long can we stand idly by and watch this scandal in Iran unfold?"

They continued by calling the Islamic regime having “irresponsible and senseless nuclear ambitions," and invited the world to stand behind the opposition green movement, "They deserve nothing less," the open letter ends. The ad was paid for by the human rights foundation of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
Several politicians have also made overtures towards supporting the opposition in Iran, like US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates or French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner.

Many have advocated for further sanctions that are targeting the IRGC, the evil, ever-expanding militaristic arm of the regime that has crept into all levels of government and economy and frankly, THE reason for bankruptcy of Iran’s economy as well as political circus that gained momentum after Ahmadinejad’s election 5 years ago.

We witness more and more world elite hear the voice of freedom in Iran and come to its support. And this ought to be a motivational source for all the known and unknown soldiers of the movement. We have the right on our side and the world has recognized this fact.

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