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10/4, 1:47 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US to impose 'further costs' on Iran over protest crackdown - Biden

United States President Joe Biden said Washington will this week impose new punitive measures targeting the Iranian officials responsible for the crackdown on protests against the actions of the country's "morality" police.

Biden condemned the violence against the demonstrators, adding that the US is ready to impose "further costs" on the people responsible for the suppression of protests. "We will continue holding Iranian officials accountable and supporting the rights of Iranians to protest freely," he said.

The nationwide demonstrations were sparked by the death of a 22-year-old girl accused of "improperly" wearing the hijab. Mahsa Amini was arrested and beaten, which resulted in her being hospitalized. The Iranian authorities, however, maintain that the girl died of a "sudden heart failure," denying any mistreatment.

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