Pence calls on Iran to end ‘terrorist activities, corruption' and 'disregard for human rights’

Pence calls on Iran to end ‘terrorist activities, corruption' and 'disregard for human rights’
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Vice President Pence in a tweet late Saturday voiced support for the anti-government protests in Iran, and called for Tehran “to end terrorist activities, corruption" and "disregard for human rights.”

.@POTUS & I stand w/ peaceful protestors in Iran who are speaking out for freedom & we condemn the arrests of innocents,” Pence said.

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“The time has come for the regime in Tehran to end terrorist activities, corruption, & their disregard for human rights,” he continued.

 

 

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At least two people have reportedly been killed in the protests, the first deaths since the demonstrations began on Friday.

The protests were initially centered on corruption, the high cost of food and Iran's participation in the Syrian and Yemeni wars.

However, the protests have since shifted toward an anti-government focus.