German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has promised more sanctions against Iran as he condemned its crackdown on ongoing protests.
Iran can expect more EU sanctions: Scholz
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has strongly criticised the Iranian government for its bloody crackdown on protests in the country said Germany stands “shoulder to shoulder with the Iranian people”.
Scholz said the ongoing protests sparked by the September 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini following her detention by Iran’s morality police were no longer “merely a question of dress codes” but had evolved into a fight for freedom and justice.
The protests have grown into one of the largest sustained challenges to Iran’s theocracy since the chaotic months after its 1979 Islamic Revolution.
“We can barely begin to imagine how much courage this takes,” Scholz said in his weekly video address on Saturday.