THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
Actions by Iran Against Jews
The United States is deeply troubled by the Government of Iran's recent arrest of thirteen members of the Jewish community, including several religious leaders, and yesterday's announcement that they have been charged with espionage on behalf of the United States. These charges are entirely without foundation. We call on the Government of Iran to uphold its stated commitment to protect the rights of all religious and ethnic minorities by releasing these individuals and ensuring that no harm comes to them.
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