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US to impose costs on Iran for crackdown on protests: Joe Biden

The United States this week will impose further costs on Iranian officials responsible for violence against demonstrators who protested against Iran’s government after the death of Mahsa Amini, President Joe Biden said on Monday.

Amini, a 22-year-old from Iranian Kurdistan, was arrested on Sept. 13 in Tehran for “unsuitable attire” by the morality police and died in custody. Within hours of her funeral in Saqez on Sept. 17, thousands of Iranians poured into the streets across the country. Security forces and the volunteer Basij militia, have cracked down on the protests. Rights groups put the death toll at over 130.

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