Tension between Iran and North American countries increases

Jovanny Zapata, Staff Writer

November 15 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spread misinformation in his tweet concerning the Iranian protest, insurged by the death of Mahsa Amini of Iran. The now-deleted tweet claimed the Iranian government imposed 15,000 Iranian protestors with the death penalty. 

Despite being taken down shortly after, the misinformation quickly played into the Iranian government hands, with their state-run media denouncing western information on the protest, assisting the regime narrative of the protest being a foreign plot to destabilize the country.

Furthering the tensions between Iran and other nations the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) removed the Islamic Republic emblem of the Iranian flag on social media for approximately 24 hours November 27. The intention of the USSF was to support the women of Iran fighting for basic human rights during the protest. This change only lasted 24 hours, with USSF spokesman Neil Buethe responding. 

“We wanted to show our support for the women in Iran with our graphic for 24 hours,” Buethe said.

The Iran government was quick to make a response by claiming this as anti-religion motivated as well as demanding the U.S to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup.