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 – The White House is concerned Moscow may be advising Tehran on best practices to manage protests in Iran, drawing on Russia’s experience in suppressing open demonstrations, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday.



Ali Khamenei (C) receiving Russian Vladimir Putin in the presence of his Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tehran for talks on the Syrian war at a three-way summit overshadowed by fallout from his country's war on Ukraine.Tehran, Iran, July 19, 2022. REUTERS./

She also said evidence that Iran is helping Russia wage a war against Ukraine is “clear” and “public.”

“Our message to Iran is very very clear. Stop killing your people and stop sending weapons to Russia to kill Ukrainians,” Jean-Pierre said.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Nandita Bose in Washington; editing by Diane Craft)

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