The United States announced tougher sanctions against Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States might tighten sanctions against Iran.

According to him, the Republic authorities showed violence in response to the appearance of Iranians on the streets of more than 200 cities across the country on November 15, 2019. Pompeo said the government regime ignores its own laws and international obligations regarding the Iranian people’s rights.

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

He stressed that the United States would continue to help bring those responsible to justice and announce further actions against those involved in the repression to achieve “justice for the Iranian people.”