Iran state TV says ‘rioters’ shot and killed in last month's protests

Remnants of an Iranian gas station after it was attacked last month

Remnants of an Iranian gas station after it was attacked last month

Amnesty International said on Monday it believes at least 208 people were killed in the protests and the crackdown that followed.

Although there are no official figures, Fars news agency said more than 1,000 protesters have been arrested.

Amnesty International said the death toll is a "further evidence that Iran's security forces went on a horrific killing spree". "Those responsible for this bloody clampdown on demonstrations must be held accountable for their actions", he said. Easing up on secondary sanctions against close American allies in Europe and Asia could also create a more supportive global environment for stepping up pressure should Iran further renege on its nuclear commitments, particularly since Iran would have no justification for doing so if it continued to receive the economic benefits promised in the original agreement. "It is necessary also to solve all units divide between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran".

President Rouhani stressed the importance of expanding business relations, enhancing communication between the two countries' businessmen, trying to accelerate the implementation of mutual agreements and facilitating banking relations between the two countries, highlighting, "Oman could serve as a hub for Iranian trade in the region".

Rainwater pools at a gas station attacked during protests over government-set gasoline prices in Tehran, Iran.

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Iran shut down web entry amid the unrest, blocking these contained in the nation from sharing their movies and knowledge, in addition to limiting the skin world from understanding the size of the protests and violence.

Iran has provided no official death toll, but Amnesty said it had documented the deaths of at least 208 protesters, making the disturbances the bloodiest since the 1979 uprising that toppled the US -backed shah and swept Shi'ite clerics to power.

Iran has accused its foreign enemies and opposition exiles of inciting the unrest, some of which involved people looting and setting fire to buildings.

Amnesty last week had put the death toll at 161. Iranian officials also have said several security personnel were among the dead. The human rights organization estimated Monday that at least 208 protesters had been killed in 21 cities, citing "credible reports". It then crosschecked the information.

"We receive lots of information, sometimes from sources that we're unfamiliar with", Mansoureh said. It said authorities also have forced some families to make "extortionate payments" to have the bodies of their loved ones returned to them.

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The true figures for the number killed are not clear, "I've seen numbers that vary from as few as a hundred to many times more than that, that have been killed by the Iranian Security Forces", Pompeo concluded.

The protests stretched across 100 cities and towns in Iran. Shahriar has seen heavy protests.

Young Iraqis carry a coffin of an anti-government demonstrator killed during protests a day earlier, during a funeral procession in the central holy shrine city of Najaf on November 29, 2019.

Amnesty International said it verified extensive footage that showed security forces shooting at unarmed protesters.

"We do support them totally and have supported them from the beginning", he said.

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