Iran: Tehran calls on US to stop violence against protesters – foreign ministry spokesman

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Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi has called on the US government to stop violence against demonstrators protesting police brutality and racial discrimination. Mousavi also commented on the recent shipping of gasoline to Venezuela, strongly opposed by the US.
Mousavi spoke at a news conference in Tehran on Monday.

SOT, Abbas Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman: “To the American people, the world has heard your outcry over this state of oppression. The world is standing with you. The American regime is pressuring violence and bullying at home and abroad. We are greatly regretful to see, along with the people across the world, the violence instances that the U.S police has recently unfolded. We deeply regret to see the American people who peacefully seek respect and no more violence are suppressed indiscriminately and met with the utmost violence. And today, American officials and police, stop violence against your people and let them breathe.”

SOT, Abbas Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman (Farsi): “The Islamic Republic of Iran considers what has happened as simply legal and belonging to international trade. It is the privilege of Iran and the government of Venezuela to have free trade rights. But due to the fact that the US is used to bullying and violating international principles, they could not stand it. So, it was not important for Iran and the Venezuelan government, since the Islamic Republic of Iran does not accept the sanctions as valid. What the US does is to impose unilateral and illegal sanctions that governments do not have to follow.”

SOT, Abbas Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman (Farsi): “If the Venezuelan government requests to purchase new shipments from Iran, we can send to them, or other countries, which need our raw material energy products, through previous and future arrangements.”

SOT, Abbas Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman (Farsi): “As an independent country, which has the right to do any kind of trade, including military trade, either by purchasing or selling, Iran is among the countries which can produce different armaments. We hope that the previous restriction of rights be eased so that we can do commerce in the framework of free trade.”

SOT, Abbas Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman (Farsi): “As far as I know, Mr. Asgari’s case is finished. I think he will come back to the country in two or three days if nothing happens and there will be no limitation on the flights. Things are somehow done and Dr. Asgari will return to the country, God willing. The security of the prisoners in the US and even Europe, whom we consider as hostages, is very important for us. The negotiations are going on and, as I said before, we, the officials, are ready to exchange the prisoners and bring them to the country.”

SOT, Abbas Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman (Farsi): “What happens to the independent countries, like Iran, China and other countries, is a clear intervention. And the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been against such interventions for any reason and we condemn it. Now, we condemn it again. We consider Hong Kong as a part of mainland China, based on its conditions and historical background.”

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