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US, UK: Human rights in Iran must be respected

London, (UNA-OIC) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held talks over the phone Thursday about the protests in Iran, agreeing that freedom of expression and human rights must be respected, Anadolu Agency reported.

The two leaders had an in-depth constructive discussion on developments in Iran and the protests there, a statement from the UK Foreign Office said.

It said they agreed on the importance of the right of freedom of expression and that human rights in Iran needed to be fully respected in handling the demonstrations and undertook to monitor the situation closely.

At least 23 people, including a police officer, have been killed in anti-government protests across Iran since they erupted last week, according to officials.

We regret the loss of life that has occurred in the protests in Iran and call on all concerned to refrain from violence and for international obligations on human rights to be observed, Johnson said earlier this week.

Thousands of Iranians took to the streets last Thursday in the northeastern cities of Mashhad and Kashmar to protest rising commodity prices and perceived government mismanagement, according to local media reports. Thursday's protests were followed by pro-government protests Saturday.

During the phone call with Tillerson, Johnson also reiterated the UK's ongoing commitment to the Iran nuclear deal and to working with allies and partners to address Iran's destabilizing activities in the region.

They also discussed the importance of moving forward on a process aimed at a political settlement in Yemen and the need to reinvigorate the political process on Syria, according to the statement.

Johnson and Tillerson also agreed to maintain the pressure on North Korea to end their illegal nuclear program.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

   

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US, UK: Human rights in Iran must be respected

London, (UNA-OIC) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held talks over the phone Thursday about the protests in Iran, agreeing that freedom of expression and human rights must be respected, Anadolu Agency reported.

The two leaders had an in-depth constructive discussion on developments in Iran and the protests there, a statement from the UK Foreign Office said.

It said they agreed on the importance of the right of freedom of expression and that human rights in Iran needed to be fully respected in handling the demonstrations and undertook to monitor the situation closely.

At least 23 people, including a police officer, have been killed in anti-government protests across Iran since they erupted last week, according to officials.

We regret the loss of life that has occurred in the protests in Iran and call on all concerned to refrain from violence and for international obligations on human rights to be observed, Johnson said earlier this week.

Thousands of Iranians took to the streets last Thursday in the northeastern cities of Mashhad and Kashmar to protest rising commodity prices and perceived government mismanagement, according to local media reports. Thursday's protests were followed by pro-government protests Saturday.

During the phone call with Tillerson, Johnson also reiterated the UK's ongoing commitment to the Iran nuclear deal and to working with allies and partners to address Iran's destabilizing activities in the region.

They also discussed the importance of moving forward on a process aimed at a political settlement in Yemen and the need to reinvigorate the political process on Syria, according to the statement.

Johnson and Tillerson also agreed to maintain the pressure on North Korea to end their illegal nuclear program.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

   

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