Secretary of State Pompeo issued a statement asserting that “the U.S. calls on the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately release on humanitarian grounds all wrongfully detained Americans being held in Iran. The U.S. will hold the Iranian regime for any American deaths. Our response will be decisive”. He further declared that “any nation considering whether to provide Iran with humanitarian assistance because of COVID-19 should seek a reciprocal humanitarian gesture by the regime: release all wrongfully detained dual and foreign national citizens. This request is well within the regime's power to grant”.
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