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Pompeo: U.S. Stands With Iran’s People; The Regime Has Possibly Killed More Than 1,000 Protesters

Pompeo: U.S. Stands With Iran’s People; The Regime Has Possibly Killed More Than 1,000 Protesters
Secretary Pompeo: “The United States will stand and has stood under President Trump with the Iranian people. Our public support, our moral support is important. Our calls for justice matter.”

The United States on Thursday blacklisted two notorious Iranian ‘judges’ who have handed extremely harsh sentences to Iranian dissidents, and it stands with the brave people who have taken part in the recent nationwide Iran protests, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.

At the State Department on December 19, 2019, Secretary Pompeo said: “The United States will stand and has stood under President Trump with the Iranian people. Our public support, our moral support is important.  Our calls for justice matter.” 

“The protest that started and accelerated in November clearly signaled that the Iranian people have just had enough.  They’re fed up. They’re fed up with the regime’s economic failures. They’re fed up with the kleptocrats. And they’re fed up with a regime that denies them basic fundamental human dignity that comes from each of us as a nature of our humanness,” Secretary Pompeo said. 

“Think of the thousands – you all know them – think of the thousands of Iranians executed in prison following protests in 1988, the students that were slaughtered in the protests in 1999.” 

“And then think of the protest in 2009.”   

“It’s the same story today.” 

“The regime has killed hundreds and hundreds of protesters since mid-November, possibly more than 1,000.” 

“The regime cut off the internet, a basic communication tool, to try and stop the world to see the horrors that were taking place inside of their country.” 

Secretary Pompeo said he has re-designated Iran as a Country of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act. 

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