Iran additional berates US over police killing, slams racism

Iran, all the time eager to attain factors towards its longtime foe the USA, took Washington to activity on Saturday over the killing of a black man by a white police officer that has sparked indignant protests over racial injustice.”Some do not suppose #BlackLivesMatter,” Iranian International Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mentioned on Twitter. “To these of us who do: it’s lengthy overdue for the whole world to wage battle towards racism. Time for a #WorldAgainstRacism.””The US authorities is squandering its residents’ sources, whether or not its adventurism in Asia, Africa, or Latin America…,” Zarif mentioned in a tweet partly primarily based on a message that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo despatched to Iranian avenue protesters in 2018, however with a number of the phrases modified.Iran’s International Ministry earlier denounced the police killing of the unarmed black man in Minneapolis, which has sparked protests in a number of cities, some which have turned violent.A ministry assertion condemned what it known as “the tragic homicide of black folks and lethal racial discrimination in the USA.””The voices of the protesters have to be heard … (and) the repression of struggling People have to be stopped instantly,” the ministry assertion mentioned.Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei earlier tweeted that “when you’re dark-skinned strolling within the US, you may’t ensure you’ll be alive within the subsequent jiffy.” Seth Frantzman contributed to this report.