Washington 0
30 April 2019

In a statement, the U.S.' diplomatic spokesperson "strongly condemn[ed] the Iranian regime's growing crackdown on women advocating for their human rights". She went on to "call on the Iranian authorities to end their harassment and imprisonment of women who are simply expressing their conscience and demanding basic rights", adding that "the world shouldn't tolerate this abuse of Iranian women". The following day, her Iranian opposite number responded that "the U.S. regime does not believe in human rights and has no moral credibility or legitimacy to interfere in such issues either". He further argued that "U.S. economic terrorism against a nation through blind sanctions is the greatest and broadest violation of the human's economic and social rights". 

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