U.S. concerned by Iran crackdown, 'will not remain silent': White House

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Posted: Jan 10, 2018 3:00 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned by reports that Iran has imprisoned thousands of its citizens and tortured or killed some of them in detention, the White House said on Wednesday.

"We will not remain silent as the Iranian dictatorship represses the basic rights of its citizens and will hold Iran’s leaders accountable for any violations," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by David Alexander)