President Biden remarked that “we’re gonna free Iran. They’re gonna free themselves pretty soon”. President Raisi countered that “Iran was freed 43 years ago, and it is determined not to be captured by you… The U.S. knows that Iran is progressing, and that is why they seek to isolate Iran, but all of their plots against our country have failed”. A White House spokesperson asserted that Biden “was expressing, again, our solidarity” with anti-government protesters, adding: “we’re going to continue to look for ways to hold the regime accountable for the way that they’re threatening their own people”.
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