As Iran decries foreign 'interference' in its internal matters after the June 12 election, US lawmakers adopt a nonbinding resolution to condemn violence against people who protest the poll's results.
In the House of Representatives on Friday, lawmakers voted 405-1 to approve the resolution. Later in the day, the US Senate passed a similar resolution.
The resolution "expresses its support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of law," and it also "condemns the ongoing violence against demonstrators."
The decision came shortly after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei threw his weight behind the president-elect, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and made it clear that the protests should be stopped.
Ayatollah Khamenei also condemned what he called foreign interference in internal Iranian matter followi
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