US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Sunday that Iran was making a “fatal” mistake by ignoring the real cause of the protests in the country.
This came in the context of Blinken’s comment on the Iranian authorities’ decision to end the work of the “morality” police, during an interview with the “Face the Nation” program on the American “CBS” network.
“It’s up to the Iranian people, not about us, and what we’ve seen since the killing of Mahsa Amini has been the extraordinary courage of Iranian youth, especially women, who have led these protests and stood up for the right to be able to say what they want to say, and wear what they want,” Blinken continued.
“Iran is making a grave mistake by ignoring the real cause of the protests,” he added.
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Earlier today, the Iranian Public Prosecutor, Mohammad Jaafar Montazeri, announced the suspension of the work of the “morality police by the very place in which it was established,” pointing out that the agency has nothing to do with the judiciary.
This announcement comes in the wake of the protests that took place in the country over the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini, after she was arrested by the morality police last September.