Khamenei justifies mass executions

Speaking at a gathering of senior officials, the Iranian supreme leader Khamenei justified the systematic mass executions in 1988, describing criticism of these events as a “distortion”. During those events approximately 30,000 people were executed. He described the events as an important phase, warned against “mixing between the martyr and the oppressor during those events”. It was clear that he was opposing statements uttered by President Rouhani.


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