US says no sign Iran improving treatment of women after morality police said ended

The Times of Israel reports: “The United States said Monday it saw no signs that Iran was improving its treatment of women following reports that Tehran was scrapping its notorious morality police amid a wave of civil unrest.

Iran is witnessing some of the most significant protests since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in the wake of the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old who had been detained by the morality police, which enforces strict codes on women’s dress.

Iran’s prosecutor general was quoted over the weekend as saying the morality police units had been closed down, but campaigners voiced doubt that meaningful change was afoot and the move was not confirmed by the government.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, asked about the remarks, saluted the ‘incredibly courageous’ protesters and said reports on the morality police were unclear…”

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