Joe Biden says he stands in solidarity with ‘brave women’ protesting in Iran

The President of the United States said he was “stunned” by the ongoing protests in the country and called on Iran to “end the violence against its own citizens”.

The United States is increasingly asserting its support for the Iranian protesters. Its President Joe Biden said he stood “alongside the citizens, the brave women of Iran” and said he was “stunned” by the ongoing protests in the country, during a trip to California on Friday.

The US President spoke of the death of Mahsa Amini and said he was “stunned by what it has awakened in Iran. It has awakened something that I don’t think will go away for a long, long time.”

Women “must be able to wear what they want to wear, good God”, called Joe Biden.

“End the Violence”

While he was expected in California to give a speech on the cost of health care in the United States, Joe Biden was arrested by demonstrators holding up “Free Iran” signs.

He therefore spoke of the protest that has been going through Iran since the death on September 16 of a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, Mahsa Amini, three days after her arrest for violation of the dress code.

“Iran must end violence against its own citizens who are simply exercising their basic rights,” he said.

Washington shows increasingly visible support for protesters

In tune with Joe Biden, the American executive displayed more visibly its support for the demonstrations in Iran on Friday. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken received representatives of the Iranian diaspora, while Vice President Kamala Harris invited actress and activist Nazanin Boniadi.

“We are witnessing something remarkable across the country, led primarily by women and young people,” said the head of American diplomacy.

Kamala Harris said in a statement that “the courage of these women inspired (her) as it inspired the world” and promised her guest Washington’s help to “ensure that these important voices are heard. , including making internet access easier” in Iran.

Demonstrations in Iran are expected this Saturday at the call of activists in the protest movement sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini.

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