US imposes sanctions on 5 Iranian entities

US imposes sanctions on 5 Iranian entities”

Videos on reformist media show protesters focusing their ire on President Hassan Rouhani but there are also slogans lambasting the entire regime and Iran's involvement in conflicts around the Middle East.

Senior administration officials told CNN that, on principle, the U.S. thinks that supporting the protesters is morally the right thing to do because when people risk their lives for expanded freedoms they should never wonder where America stands.

From the safety of her Burnaby home, Golsa Golestaneh had watched helplessly as protests and violent clashes roiled across Iran, leaving at least 21 people dead and hundreds jailed.

Now as protestors cry, "Death to the dictator", they are reportedly not only referring to Rouhani, but to seemingly untouchable Supreme Leader Khamenei. Many in Iran only learned of the flag burning at protests through online videos. Americans on both sides of the political aisle can not stay silent as we watch the Iranian regime use violence on those seeking to hold their government accountable.

Residents contacted by Reuters in various cities said the protests had shown sign of abating since Thursday, after the establishment intensified a crackdown on the protesters by dispatching Revolutionary Guards forces to several provinces.

Russia's deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, has portrayed the Security Council meeting as an American attempt to violate Iran's sovereignty.

State media is reporting a "heated" market for VPNs since the government began restricting the apps.

While the intensity of the uprising on the streets has appeared to ease, it has heated up in diplomatic quarters.

It wasn't immediately clear if the drop on Thursday meant that the demonstrations are subsiding or that the Iranian government's blocking of social media apps has stopped protesters from offering new images of rallies.

"The current U.S. administration has crossed every limit in flouting rules and principles of worldwide law governing the civilized conduct of global relations", Khoshroo adds in the letter to Guterres.

"The president and vice president of the United States, in their numerous absurd tweets, incited Iranians to engage in disruptive acts", said Khoshroo in the letter to the Security Council and to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

"The US Department of State went so far as admitting that the US government wants to encourage protesters in Iran to change their government, admitting that the US is engaged in interfering with the internal affairs of Iran through Facebook and Twitter".

Ms. Nauert's remarks Thursday, meanwhile, came just after reports that Russian Federation was urging the United States not to meddle in Iran's affairs. Trump wrote in the post.

On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron said that hostile statements on the ongoing protests in Iran by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia could lead to a war.

"My goal.really my prayer, is that the people of Iran - a youthful population, a well-educated population - understand that the United States of America, the people of this country, are their natural ally".

Police appealed to the public to help them clamp down on anti-government protesters, asking them to send photos and videos of "trouble-makers", and to help them identify suspects already caught on camera. He proposed that the letter is circulated as the document by the UN Security Council.

At an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council called by the United States on Friday, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley portrayed the protests as a human rights issue that could spill over into an worldwide problem.

Congressman Jim Banks represents Indiana's 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

"The protests were entirely spontaneously generated", said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, and as reported by The U.S. News.

Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, said he had dispatched forces to Hamadan, Isfahan and Lorestan provinces to tackle "the new sedition".

"That does no credit to our American counterparts", he added.

No less is expected from European leaders, who need to be more vocal in opposing violence against Iran's peaceful demonstrators.

The prosecutor's comments appeared aimed at discrediting protests that raised real questions about the challenges faced in Iran even after its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Despite the overwhelming number of people joining the Iranian protests across the country, on Thursday thousands rallied in support of the government in dozens of towns and cities, including in the northeastern city of Mashhad, where the anti-government protests began and extended to other cities.

"The government continues to imprison and kill those who are fearless enough to venture into the street". The marchers chanted, "The blood in our veins is a gift to our leader (Khamenei)".

The change since then has been minimal, as sanction relief has not been absolute and wealth redistribution measures have not addressed core issues, including unemployment, inflation and poor air quality in Iran's big cities.

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