Pompeo: ‘Criminal’ Iranian regime suppressing its people, supporting terror
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday attacked the Iranian regime, describing it as “criminal” who does not respect the people’s rights.
In a series of tweets, Secretary Pompeo criticized the regime financial support for terrorist groups while the Iranian citizens are living in poverty.
5,000 Iranians arrested in January’s protests. 30 women jailed for protesting the hijab. Hundreds of Sufi dervishes, dozens of environmentalists, 400 Ahwazis, 30 Isfahan farmers – all imprisoned by #Iran’s criminal regime. Iranian people deserve respect for their human rights. pic.twitter.com/evH3lmfSjl— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 21, 2018
In one of the tweets he pointed to the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic, saying thousands are thrown in jails during last January protests, while more than 30 females were imprisoned for protesting against wearing the hijab.
He also tweeted that nearly 30 percent of Iran’s youth are unemployed.