June 22, 2024

The Secretary of america Division of State, Antony Blinken, has assured that the nation’s coverage in direction of Iran has not modified regardless of acquiring that the Iranian authorities have transferred 5 American prisoners from the Ervin jail to deal with arrest, a number of of them who had been accused of espionage.

“Nothing about our total strategy to Iran has modified. We proceed to pursue a technique of deterrence, strain and diplomacy. We stay dedicated to making sure that Iran by no means acquires a nuclear weapon. We proceed to carry the regime accountable for its human rights abuses, actions destabilizing actions within the area, the financing of terrorism, the provision of drones to Russia to be used within the battle in opposition to Ukraine, amongst many different crimes,” Blinken declared throughout a press convention.

On this sense, Blinken has insisted that Iran should cease these actions and that the switch of detainees out of jail “just isn’t linked to another facet of our coverage with Iran” and that it’s about its personal residents.

The Secretary of State recalled that final week the Iranian authorities proceeded to switch Siamak Namazi, Morad Tahbaz, Emad Shargi and two different troopers “preferring to stay nameless” to deal with arrest, a incontrovertible fact that he described as a “constructive step”, and insisted that none of them ought to have been arrested.

“Yesterday I spoke to a number of of the family members of those detainees. Their resilience, their braveness, by no means fails to encourage. My message to them is similar one they’ll hear from me as we speak. Putting our folks on home arrest is a constructive step, however they don’t seem to be dwelling but. We’re intently monitoring their well-being, (…) and we won’t relaxation till our fellow residents return to america reunited with their households,” Blinken added.