SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE STATEMENT OF GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS, U.S. ARMY, COMMANDER U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND BEFORE THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE ON THE AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN STRATEGIC REVIEW AND THE POSTURE OF U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND
The Iranian regime’s internal activities are also troubling as its violent suppression of opposition groups and demonstrations in the wake of last year’s hijacked elections has made a mockery of the human rights of the Iranian people and fomented further unrest. Those internal developments have also resulted in greater reliance than ever on Iran’s security services to sustain the regime’s grip on power.
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