US State Department Spokesperson, Ned Price. Undated

US State Department Spokesperson, Ned Price

US To Hold Iran Accountable For Rights Violations, Spokesman Says

6/16/2022

The US State Department has applauded a statement by UN experts on Iran's human rights violations, and said their concerns are "certainly the concern of ours."

Iran International asked State Department spokesperson, Ned Price, during his press briefing on Thursday about the reaction of the United States to the UN experts’ concerns about violations by Iran.

"This is why we condemned the use of violence against these peaceful protesters. We made the point that we support the right of these protesters to peacefully exercise their fundamental freedoms," Price responded.

A group of UN human rights experts expressed serious concerns about the violent crackdown against civil society in Iran, especially against members of workers’ unions and teachers on June 15.

"We will continue to hold Iran accountable for human rights abuses that take place inside of Iran and every strain of nefarious activity that it undertakes," Price added when asked if the Biden administration's hope for returning to JCPOA would prevent it from imposing human rights sanctions on Iran.

After year-long negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement failed to reach a successful conclusion, the US imposed fresh sanctions Thursday on several companies and individuals accused of violating current sanctions on Iran’s oil industry.

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