Today: Thursday, 23 May 2024 year

The US has acknowledged the “aggressiveness” of its approach to supporting the protests in Iran.

The US has acknowledged the “aggressiveness” of its approach to supporting the protests in Iran.

The United States is taking a series of “aggressive steps” to support protesters in Iran, said National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.

“We are taking a number of aggressive steps to support the protesters in Iran. First of all, we seek to bring to justice the brutal officials of the Iranian government who use repression against protesters, organize their beatings and killings,” Sullivan said.

At the end of September, the US Treasury issued a general license allowing the delivery of communication services to Iran via the Internet. As US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken later noted, the updated license would increase the Iranian population’s access to “fact-based information” and would help counter “the efforts of the Iranian government to control and censor its citizens.”

“We are always considering additional steps that can be taken. In fact, just this week I met with Iranian activists who are active outside their country to support those who are active inside it – to hear their views on what else measures the United States must take to support the protests in Iran,” the White House official added.

On September 13, Mahsa Amini was detained in Tehran by the vice police and sent to one of the Faraj centers belonging to the police department and military intelligence for an explanatory conversation. In this center, the girl had a heart attack, after which she was immediately taken to the hospital. Three days later, on September 16, she died. Residents blamed the vice police for Mahsa’s death.

People in different cities of the country began to gather on the streets to protest. Videos have been posted on social media showing girls cutting off their hair and burning a “hijab” or “Rusari” headscarf (which must necessarily cover the head of an Iranian woman).