Washington raises the possibility that Moscow “advises” Iran to suppress the demonstrations
The United States believes Russia may advise Iran on how to quell protests following the death of a young woman after she was arrested by vice squads.
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« We are concerned that Moscow may advise Iran on how best to handle protests, based on Russia’s long track record of repression, » White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said. Rock.
« We know they could consider some form of support for Iran’s ability to crack down on protesters, » said White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby.
“We are seeing signs that they might be considering it,” he added without further details.
« We’ll see what happens, » he added. « But this is another example of the ongoing cooperation between Russia and Iran to not only violate the human and civil rights of Iranians, but also to threaten the lives of Ukrainians. »
The White House last week accused Iran of helping the Russian military “on the ground” in Crimea.
« Our message to Iran is very clear: stop killing your people, and stop sending weapons to Russia to kill Ukrainians, » said Karine Jean-Pierre.
Iran is shaken by a popular protest unprecedented for several years after the death on September 16 of a 22-year-old young woman, Mahsa Amini, who died after her arrest by the morality police.