(Persia Digest) – The Assyrian Community in Iran has issued a statement in answer to a tweet by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, about the harassment of Iranian religious minorities and their deprivation of human rights.

Persia Digest reports that the statement reads: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has tweeted about the harassment of religious minorities worldwide and their deprivation of human rights, with an eye on Iranian minorities. He has no credible evidence with reference to this issue, thus he is holding the whole world as witness.”

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The statement continues: “Doubtless, these crocodile tears shed by a statesman in whose time we are still witnessing cruelty to people for the color of their skin and slavery which is supposed to have been outdated from the time of Abraham Lincoln, and yet persists with a different face, does not seem fair. Building walls between nations on US borders decades after the collapse of walls between nations is the height of injustice towards people who go beyond borders. Above all, the cruelty of separating children from their parents and keeping them in camps that are more similar to Nazi Auschwitz camps is extreme barbarism in the international community. And now, the world is witnessing the separation and dismissal of a US Army wife from a country where she has lived for seventeen years, and another family that has been torn apart under the rule of Trump’s racism.”

The Assyrian Community statement stresses: “As Jesus Christ said why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Religious minorities in Iran do not need the tweeted mandates of America to keep their culture, language, and religion. They have the Islamic Republic backing them.”

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