(Worthy News) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the weekend denied that the U.S. pressure campaign on Iran was responsible for the economic grievances that sparked the current wave of protests, saying regime policies predating the restoration of sanctions were to blame.
He cited the regime’s support for proxies across the region, involvement in foreign military campaigns, and corruption at home.
A week of protests, met by a regime crackdown, has left more than 100 people dead, according to Amnesty International, while the exiled National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) put the figure at over 300, and has published 99 names to date. Both say the actual figure is likely higher. [ Source: CNS News (Read More...) ]
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