Iran arrests 2021 'leaders of group' planning unrest at universities

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Pompeo announced last week that "more sanctions are coming".

Amnesty International compiled the death toll from reports whose credibility it has ascertained by interviewing a range of sources inside and outside Iran including victims' relatives, journalists and human rights activists involved in gathering the information.

Yet, given current USA policies, such expressions of sympathy for the Iranian people may be hard to take seriously.

"They're just simple people who wanted to go out and protest to gain their political freedom and their political rights inside of Iran".

President Rouhani stressed the importance of expanding business relations, enhancing communication between the two countries' businessmen, trying to accelerate the implementation of mutual agreements and facilitating banking relations between the two countries, highlighting, "Oman could serve as a hub for Iranian trade in the region".

As the unrest unfolded, Iranian media was barred from reporting on the events or state violence.

Meanwhile, the pressure is contributing to soaring inflation and unemployment in Iran. She described the deadly crackdown as "something pretty unprecedented" even in a country frequently criticized over its human rights record.

The U.S. could change course and allow the rest of the world to conduct commercial and financial transactions with Iran. Mills said there was a "general environment of fear inside of Iran at the moment".

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The New York Times reported up to 450 protesters had been murdered, with up to 2,000 more sustaining injuries, and up to 7,000 being detained.

The administration also could lift the travel ban on Iranians who wish to come to the United States.

"To date, more than 360 cases and claims of citizens against the U.S. government have been considered", Esmaily said, noting that one court had demanded $130 billion from the United States.

President Rouhani also expressed hope that Iran's and Oman's peace efforts will lead to peace, stability and security in the region and the development of friendship and brotherhood among nations. While the travel ban is supposed to exempt Iranians seeking student and nonimmigrant visas, many such applicants have been blocked from entering the country.

Iran's United Nations mission in NY called Amnesty's findings "unsubstantiated" without elaborating.

An internet blackout, still in place in parts of the country, has slowed the release of information about the protests and the subsequent crackdown but media and NGO reports in recent days have given a glimpse of the situation. They see a theocracy that is stealing money.

Iranians are protesting for better governance that would make the welfare of the Iranian people a priority over the government's costly regional meddling and the enrichment of entrenched leaders.

Instead, current USA policies are hurting the cause the Iranian people are fighting for while failing to achieve any strategic objectives. "Since the Iranian authorities have previously shown they are unwilling to carry out independent, impartial and effective investigations into unlawful killings and other arbitrary use of force against protesters, we are calling on the worldwide community to help ensure accountability".

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