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Iranians launch their new uprising against mullahs

Protests in Kazerun

For a whole month, the uprising of Iranian Kazerun city's residents against the mullahs did not subside after a plan to divide the area into two regions sparked their anger.

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo condemned the killing of three of protesters in Kazerun by the Iranian security forces.

“We support the Iranian people who are demonstrating against an oppressive government. 3 deaths & Internet interruption show the regime’s true nature", Pompeo said on Twitter.

Pompeo's remarks are considered to be the first U.S. response towards Iranian authorities' violent actions against the peaceful protests in Kazerun.

 

Netherlands' Foreign Minister and the country's non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Stef Blok said during his short visit to the U.S. on Friday that he supports the right to protest against any government.

 

"They (Iranians) should be free to protest against their government and it should not be confronted by violence", Blok said.

 

United Nations Secretary General spokesperson, Farhan Haq said that the United Nations is aware of Kazerun's crisis, pointing out that the UN did not have any first-hand information from the city.

 

"We want to make sure that the rights of people to assemble and protest peacefully are respected by all, including the security forces," Haq said.

 

Last week, United States President Donald Trump said that Iranian people had been held hostage by a dictatorial regime for 40 years.

 

"I want to deliver a message to the long-suffering people of Iran: The people of America stand with you. It has now been almost 40 years since this dictatorship seized power and took a proud nation hostage. Most of Iran’s 80 million citizens have sadly never known an Iran that prospered in peace with its neighbors and commanded the admiration of the world", Trump said.

 

Although a number of human rights organizations confirmed that the death toll of the Kazerun protests reached 3 people, Iranian authorities said that only one person was killed in the protests.

 

Sources said that 75 people were wounded and 200 people were arrested during the second day of Kazerun protests.

 

Iranian activists pointed out that the decision to divide the city into two different regions was just the spark that triggered protests against the Iranian regime.

 

The Iranian media reported that the commander of the Law Enforcement Force, Hussein Ashtri arrived in the city of Shiraz to control the situation and prevent the continuation of the protests, as the Iranian government announced the cancellation of Kazerun division decision.

Member of the parliament from Fars province, Bahram Parsaeinejad said that Kazerun protests are the same protests witnessed in other parts of the country, adding that the majority of people are protesting in response to their financial and employment terrible situation.

 

 

Observers who spoke to The Baghdad Post stressed that the continuation of demonstrations in Kazerun is the beginning of a new uprising against the mullahs, saying that the situation in Iran is terrifying as the regime's wrong policies ruined the lives of millions of Iranians.

Last Modified: Sunday، 20 May 2018 02:23 PM
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