'Take anti-racist measures in US instead of preparing anti-Iranian package'

TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) – Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi, in a tweet on Tuesday, reacted to Congressional Republicans' tough sanctions plan against Iran, calling for Republicans to take measures against racism in the US.

"Instead of progressing anti-Iranian package, Republicans are better to prepare an anti-racism plan for the US to uproot injustice and establish peace in the country," he tweeted.

As reported, Congressional Republicans are planning to introduce legislation this week to ensure tougher measures targeting Iran that would add to President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure”.  The plan is to tighten sanctions on Iran by mandating that all waivers currently attached to the US sanctions to be stopped. 

In recent days, the protests following George Floyd's death have been spreading in the world and more than 650 cities and towns across the US. People of all colors, creeds, ages, and walks of life took to the streets to show their anger over the racism and police brutality.

Thousands of supporters of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, denouncing the alleged systemic racism in the US law enforcement, filled the streets of the big US cities of New York, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, and other smaller towns of Vidor in Texas, Havre in Montana, and Marion in Ohio on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of people marched in Washington DC, in the city's largest protest so far. In Washington, protesters chanting "Black Lives Matter" took to the streets and gathered at several different points, including Capitol Hill and the Lincoln Memorial, before setting out on marches that converged near the vastly expanded security perimeter around the White House.

According to media reports, it was the largest protest rally in Washington since Floyd’s death.

Floyd died on May 25 when the US cop knelt on his neck.

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