U.S. senators: Iran protests spell the end of the regime


Two U.S. senators traveling in the Middle East said Sunday that opposition protests in Iran suggest this was the beginning of the end for Tehran’s clergy-led regime.

Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said the Islamic government’s days were numbered.

Interviewed while in Jerusalem on the CNN’s “State of the Union” program, he warned, “if the Iranian government chooses to try to divert the attention of the people from their domestic situation to increasing confrontation with Israel,” that could pose a danger.

Another visiting senator, Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, agreed that the protests in Iran could mark “the beginning of the end of the repressive extremist regime in Tehran.” CNN



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