Iran’s government officials were involved in sex trafficking of women and girls, and some of them even forced girls into prostitution rings, a report by the State Department says. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen says the report shows the Obama administration’s “irresponsibility” in striking a nuclear deal with Tehran.
“Iran is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor,” Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 says.
“Organized groups reportedly subject Iranian women, boys, and girls to sex trafficking in Iran, as well as in the United Arab Emirates and Europe.”
“Organized criminal groups force Iranian and immigrant children to work as beggars and in street vendor rings in cities, including Tehran,” the report explains. “Physical and sexual abuse and drug addiction are the primary means of coercion.
It adds: “In previous years, there were reports government officials were involved in the sex trafficking of women and girls. Reports also indicated some officials operating shelters for runaway girls forced them into prostitution rings.”
(CHRISTIAN POST – Aug, 1 – 2015)