US calls for Iran protest crackdown videos

“The US will expose and sanction the abuses,” Pompeo tweeted early on Friday as pockets of Iran saw internet over landlines restored.

Authorities have said the internet may be entirely restored soon, suggesting Iran’s government put down the demonstrations that began November 15 over government-set petrol prices rising.

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that protest unrest and a subsequent security crackdown killed at least 106 people.

Iran disputes that figure without offering its own. A UN office earlier said it feared the unrest may have killed “a significant number of people”.

The jump in petrol prices represents yet another burden on Iranians who have suffered through a painful currency collapse.

That’s a result of the reimposition of crippling US economic sanctions as part of President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure campaign against Tehran following his unilateral withdrawal of the US from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran’s relatively moderate President Hassan Rouhani has promised the fuel price increase will fund new subsidies for poor families.

Rouhani declared victory on Wednesday in the unrest, blaming “the Zionists and Americans” for the violence.

In Tehran’s suburbs, people described the assailants in the unrest as moving quickly, something mentioned by others.

Service stations and banks, both private and state-owned, were seriously damaged.

Read the article in The Canberra Times. (AAP)