The White House issued a Nowruz statement remarking that “the past year has been historic for the people of Iran. We saw brave and courageous Iranians stand up in massive numbers across the entire country to protest their government’s corruption and demand accountability… The Iranian people deserve leaders who listen to, respect and invest in them, not leaders who target and persecute them while wasting money to advance their nuclear ambitions and test more missiles”. “We join our partners and allies around the world in praying for a brighter, freer future for Iran”, it added. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s message on the same occasion focused on the COVID-19 outbreak, and noted that “to support the recovery from this especially difficult time, our offer still stands to send humanitarian and medical assistance to the people of Iran”.
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