The U.S. announces tougher sanctions against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States may tighten sanctions against Iran, RIA Novosti reports.

According to him, the authorities of the republic showed violence in response to the release of Iranians on November 15, 2019 in the streets of more than 200 cities across the country. Pompeo said that the government regime is ignoring its own laws and international obligations regarding the rights of the Iranian people.

“Thousands of protesters remain in prison where they are reportedly subjected to whipping, electroshock, starvation, beatings, sexual violence and other forms of torture… We hope that all governments will join our call for the Iranian regime to immediately release political prisoners and prisoners of conscience,” the State Department said in a statement.

He emphasized that the U.S. will continue to promote accountability and announce further actions against those involved in the repression to achieve “justice for the Iranian people.