We are shocked, as all the Iranians who are living abroad are, by the recent events in our homeland. The election of the tenth presidency was a true test of the maturity of democracy and people's participation in the affairs of our country. Unfortunately, the peaceful demonstrations of our people very soon turned violent and innocent people were beaten and murdered savagely without any justifications. We are dismayed by the images that are transmitted from all over the country. They illustrate how the demands of our people who are expecting much higher level of political freedom and accountability are met by the establishment catastrophically.
In this equation of political upheaval, the constants, variables, and coefficients are quickly shifting and are becoming unpredictable. We as Iranian Engineers and Architects are certain that use of force radicalizes the entire equation and will make the process of reconciliation very difficult, and if it continues, solving the equation under these conditions will be impossible. Respecting people's will is the best guarantee to advance the society and to build a prosperous future for the upcoming generations.
Iranian American Society of Architects and Engineers, New York
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