“Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) said last week that he supports new Iran sanctions because there is no such thing as a "moderate" Iranian. Kirk says: "How do you define an Iranian moderate? An Iranian who is out of bullets and out of money.”
Previously, Kirk argued that "it is okay to take food from the mouths of [Iranian] citizens" and has actually laughed at concerns that sanctions hurt ordinary Iranians. According to Kirk, punishing the people of Iran is the point because they must be forced to choose whether they want to feed their families or "eat nuclear weapons."
We can't let Mark Kirk get away with this. Can you imagine any other community who would allow a sitting U.S. Senator to say these things, let alone enact them into policy? Kirk must face the backlash of the Iranian-American community and everyone who opposes such vile rhetoric and policies.
Will you pick up your phone, right now, and call Kirk's office at 202-224-2854 to leave this message?
"I am disgusted by Senator Kirk's insulting language towards Iranians and his support for sanctions to punish the people of Iran. Senator Kirk should apologize for his comments and stop trying to kill diplomacy and push for war by passing new sanctions."
If we can get enough calls coming in, Kirk will be forced to think twice before ever insulting Iranians or calling for them to be punished again. Please make your call today and reply to this email to let us know so we can keep track of how many calls are placed. And please share this message with your friends and family to encourage them to call so we can put a stop to this nonsense.”
Jamal Abdi, NIAC