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Pompeo Urges Iranian Protesters to Send Him Videos so that US can ‘Expose & Sanction’

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to demonstrators in Iran in Farsi, requesting them to post pictures and videos of violence. Apparently, Pompeo wants to use the video to justify more sanctions on Tehran.
“I asked the protesters from Iran to send us their videos, photos and information documenting the crackdown on protesters by the regime. The US is going to expose the abuses and sanction them,” Pompeo wrote in a tweet.
In a separate message in Farsi, where he spoke to “brave Iranian demonstrators” taking part in protests, fuelled by outrage over increasing fuel costs, he called for the same.
The US will use the information to “publicly condemn the protestors’ abuse,” said the top US diplomat.
When demonstrations became more common, Iran shut down the internet, raising allegations that the government was trying to prevent evidence of abuse from spreading online.
According to state media, Tehran and at least one province restored their internet on Friday.
As cynical and hypocritical, Tehran has rejected Washington’s self-professed unity with the demonstrators.
Referring to the harsh sanctions unilaterally imposed by the US, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed earlier this week that “the regime that imposes repressive economic measures and bars the distribution of food and drugs to the elderly and patients can never claim to support the Iranian country.”
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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