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.
I have asked the Iranian protestors to send us their videos, photos, and information documenting the regime’s crackdown on protestors. The U.S. will expose and sanction the abuses. https://t.co/korr5p0woA
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) November 21, 2019
“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.