Biden’s State Spox In Hot Water Over Playing Down Iran Protests

  • Amidst ongoing bloody crackdowns by the Islamic Republic of Iran against protesters on the streets, State Department spokesperson Ned Price in a media briefing Thursday incorrectly characterized the Iranian demonstrators’ movement as one merely seeking “reforms” from the Islamic Republic, instead of calling it a quest for democracy or a revolution calling for the ouster of their government.
  • The statement from Price caused a stir among many Iranian Americans online and inside Iran. Many Iranian American experts pointed out daily slogans on the streets of Iran as well as social media posts by supporters of the movement underscore a movement that is focused on overthrowing the Islamic Republic regime.
  • Experts note that perhaps the U.S. refuses to say that Iranian protesters are seeking the complete overthrow of the regime to curry favor with officials from Tehran for talks on a potential nuclear agreement.
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