SWC: Rallies & Press Conferences Urging Sanctions Against Iran

SWC: Standing Up To Iran’s Threat

September 24, 2009

As Iranian President Ahmadinejad once again used the United Nations to rant against Israel and the United States yesterday, the Simon Wiesenthal Center convened a simultaneous press conference to urge the world to ratchet up sanctions to weaken the soon-to-be nuclear Iranian regime and to provide a platform for authentic voices of the Iranian people seeking a truly democratic future for their country.

Canadian-based Human Rights activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam, President of Stop Child Executions

Roozbeh Farahanipour the co-founder of the Marze Por Gohar (Iranians for a Secular Republic) political party.

A campaigner for Iranian children’s rights, a former student leader, an activist who recently smuggled himself back into Iran to participate in anti-regime protests, and an award-winning journalist, documentarian, and expert on modern Iranian culture and politics joined SWC Associate Dean Rabbi Cooper to share their experiences.

Today, in New York, the Center co-sponsored the "Stand for Freedom in Iran" rally held in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, directly across the street from the UN. And, in Los Ageles, the Wiesenthal Center is also a co-sponsor of a Los Angeles press conference to be held at City Hall where elected officials will call for further sanctions against the Iranian regime. 

New York: Pictured left, SWC Associate Dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper (L) and Mark Weitzman, SWC Director of Government Affairs. Pictured right, rally protestors.