US Secretary Of State Meets Iranian Civil Society Activists

Iranian-American writer Roya Hakakian and Iranian-American activist Sherry Hakimi were also present in the meeting, which was also attended by US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley and Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. Blinken mentioned the recent sanctions on the so-called morality police for its “incredibly abusive practices” and efforts to “license technology” so that the Iranians can communicate with one another and the outside world as measures to back the uprising in Iran, triggered by the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.