Note: the following release was made available by the State House of Representatives. – KtE

ATLANTA – State Representative Martin Momtahan (R-Dallas) recently sponsored House Resolution 1066 to express support for the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic, secular and non-nuclear Republic of Iran and condemn violations of human rights and state sponsored terrorism by the Iranian government. Representative Jordan Ridley (R-Woodstock) is a co-sponsor of HR 1066.

“This resolution is an important measure in condemning Iranian human rights abuses,” said Rep. Momtahan. “Iranian people have been long deprived of their rights and freedoms. I call upon the federal government to investigate the current crimes of the Iranian government, and especially, the 1988 killings of political prisoners.”

“The crimes committed by the Iranian government on its people are abhorrent to the U.S. and the world,” said Rep. Ridley. “We further condemn their repugnant abuses toward women and children. Their acts of terror will not be tolerated, and we urge the U.S. to work with our allies to hold Iran accountable for their acts of terror against American citizens and Iranian dissidents.”

The resolution aims to condemn past and present Iranian sponsored terrorist attacks against Iranians and Americans alike, including the “Free Iran 2018- the Alternative” terror gathering. HR 1066 also calls for members of the General Assembly to stand with the people of Iran and for nations to aid in preventing the Iranian regime’s diplomatic missions.  

For more information on HR 1066, please click here.

Representative Martin Momtahan represents the citizens of District 17, which includes portions of Paulding County. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Interstate Cooperation Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and the Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications, Motor Vehicles and Special Rules committees.

Representative Jordan Ridley represents the citizens of District 22, which includes portions of Cherokee and Cobb counties. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2022 and currently serves as the Secretary of the Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications Committee. He also serves on the Code Revision and Public Safety and Homeland Security committees.

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