Iranian security forces may have killed more than 1,000 people since protests began over the government’s decision to raise fuel prices, according to a top State Department official.
“We can’t be certain because regime blocks information,” U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told a press conference at the State Department.
At least a dozen children, including 13- and 14-year-olds were killed, said Hook.
He also said the State Department has seen a video of one incident in which more than 100 people were killed.
“When it was over, the regime loaded the bodies into trucks.