Biden We will impose 'further costs' on Iran

AuthorElad Benari
Published date04 October 2022
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
"This week, the United States will be imposing further costs on perpetrators of violence against peaceful protesters. We will continue holding Iranian officials accountable and supporting the rights of Iranians to protest freely," Biden said in a statement quoted by AFP

The President added that he is "gravely concerned about reports of the intensifying violent crackdown on peaceful protesters in Iran, including students and women, who are demanding their equal rights and basic human dignity."

"The United States stands with Iranian women and all the citizens of Iran who are inspiring the world with their bravery," he stated.

The protests in Iran were sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini last month, after her arrest by the morality police for allegedly breaching rules requiring women to wear hijab headscarves and modest clothes.

The protests have now entered their third week, with dozens having been killed so far in the crackdown by Iranian security forces.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre earlier on Monday said the student protesters "are rightly engaged with the Iranian government's treatment of women and girls and the ongoing violent crackdown on peaceful protests."


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