Iran’s foreign minister denounces US support for “rioters”.

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ADEN – Yasmin Abdullah Tohmi – The semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) quoted Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian on Sunday as saying that US support for the “rioters” is against Washington’s diplomatic stance towards Iran.

The minister added that “Peaceful protest is the right of every nation, but US interference in Iran’s affairs and support to the rioters to carry out their destabilizing project clearly contradicts Washington’s diplomatic messages to Iran regarding the need for a nuclear deal.” To establish stability in the region.

Iran summoned the ambassadors of Britain and Norway on Sunday over what it said was interference and media coverage against the unrest that erupted across the country over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who was detained by ethics police. .

The protests, which erupted for more than a week at the funeral of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, spread widely and turned into the country’s biggest wave of protests in years.

According to Iranian state television, 41 people were killed.

Activists said authorities imposed restrictions on Internet and mobile phone services to prevent the transmission of footage depicting the protests and the handling of security forces.

Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi said Iran guarantees freedom of expression and ordered an investigation into Amini’s death after she was detained by police responsible for imposing restrictions on women’s clothing in the Islamic Republic.

He also stressed that “acts of anarchy” were unacceptable and Iran had to deal firmly with unrest.

In a speech at the United Nations, he said the extensive coverage of the Amini case showed a “double standard” given the death toll in US police custody.

Protests continue in Iran and police violence against protesters is on the rise

Protests continued in Iran until the early hours of Sunday (September 25, 2022) to protest the killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, as videos showing protesters in Tehran and other parts of the country circulated on social media.

According to eyewitnesses, violence between security forces and protesters became more violent. He added that security forces were cracking down more violently on protesters and that more and more gunshots were being heard. On the other hand, young protesters are becoming more violent, vandalizing buildings, burning cars and trash cans, and beating police.

Mojtaba Sadira

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