Secretary Pompeo urges Iran protesters to send videos to help expose Ayatollah regime officials

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to journalists during a news conference during a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 9:17 AM PT — Friday, November 22, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is asking Iranian protesters to expose abuses of human rights by the Ayatollah regime. In a tweet Thursday, Pompeo called on protesters to send over videos, photos and any other related information documenting the regime’s attempts to silence demonstrations.

The secretary went on to say the U.S. will slap sanctions on all regime officials involved in the ongoing violence. Human rights groups say Iranian security forces killed hundreds of protesters over the past few days and the violence continues.

“We hope conditions will improve soon, so that this unwanted measure is stopped and everyone can have access to the internet again,” said Abolhassan Firouzabadi, Secretary of the Iranian Supreme Cyberspace Council. “I hope the decision will be made at the Supreme Cyberspace Council, I think it will happen within the next two days.”

Secretary Pompeo pledged America’s full support for the Iranian people. Meanwhile, anti-government protesters are denouncing the Ayatollah regime’s confrontation with the U.S. and EU. They are calling for better relations with the world.

Iran’s Ayatollah regime rallied its own supporters amid the massive protests in the country. Hundreds of people took to the streets across Iran on Thursday, where they could be heard chanting anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans while touting their loyalty to the regime. Over the past few days, hikes in fuel prices and poor economic conditions prompted anti-clerical sentiments and violent clashes. According to Iranian officials, internet access remains cut-off due to the protests.

FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, a gas station that was attacked during protests over rises in government-set gasoline prices is reflected in a puddle, in Tehran, Iran. Internet connectivity is trickling back in Iran after the government shut down access to the rest of the world for more than four days in response to unrest apparently triggered by a gasoline price hike. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

RELATED: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Arrest About 100 Protest Leaders: Iranian Judiciary