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Chapter : UN and United States Remark on Deadly Unrest in Iran : November 18 and 19, and December 6, 2019
UN and United States Remark on Deadly Unrest in Iran : November 18 and 19, and December 6, 2019
In November 2019, Iran experienced its worst period of public unrest in almost forty years. Prompted by the government’s announcement of fuel price increases and petrol rations, the protests spanning the country demonstrated the people’s growing dissatisfaction with Iran’s struggling economy—one that has been hard hit by U.S. economic sanctions. The government quickly cracked down on protesters, shutting down Internet access and deploying the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to restore order. U.S. and United Nations (UN) officials condemned the violence and urged the government to protect its citizens’ human rights.