US Secretary Of State Meets Iranian Civil Society Activists

He said, “the Iranian regime will try to paint this and other expressions of solidarity with those standing up for their freedoms as evidence that these protests are somehow made outside of Iran and the work of others,” noting that the Islamic Republic’s authorities “fundamentally do not understand their own people,” and “the struggle of the people of Iran for the fundamental freedoms that have long been denied them.” “And the sooner the regime understands that and acts on that. The better everyone will be.”