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US ‘deeply concerned’ about Iranian crackdown in Isfahan

Iranians protest water shortages in a dry river bed near Isfahan, on November 26, 2011. (Screencapture/Twitter)
Iranians protest water shortages in a dry river bed near Isfahan, on November 26, 2011. (Screencapture/Twitter)

The United States is “deeply concerned” about a crackdown in the Iranian city of Isfahan that saw dozens arrested amid protests over the drying up of a lifeblood river, the State Department says.

Riot police fired tear gas during clashes with protesters in the dry bed of the Zayadneh Rood river, a day after dozens were arrested, Iranian news agencies reported.

“Deeply concerned about the violent crackdown against peaceful protestors,” tweets State Department spokesman Ned Price. “The people of Iran have a right to voice their frustrations and hold their government accountable.”

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