TEHRAN: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has accused the United States of pursuing a “policy of destabilization” against the Islamic Republic, which is reeling from protests over the death of Mahsa Amini.
According to details, since the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman in Tehran on September 16 after she was arrested by the morality police for violating the country’s strict dress code for women, a wave of unrest has swept across Iran. As a result of the violence, dozens of people were killed, most of whom were protesters. The security forces have also arrested hundreds of them.
“Following the failure of US militarism and sanctions, Washington and its allies have resorted to a failed policy of destabilization,” Raisi said at a summit in Kazakhstan.
He quoted his office as saying that the Iranians had “nullified the US military option and inflicted a humiliating defeat on the policy of sanctions and maximum pressure, which Washington has imposed on Tehran since 2018.” has done when the then US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers.
“What has made the Iranian people succeed and fear the hegemonic powers is the nation’s focus on development based on its own internal strength,” Raisi said.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also accused the Islamic Republic’s enemies, the United States and Israel, of fomenting the “riots”.
He added that “the operations of the enemy, such as propaganda, trying to influence minds, incitement, incitement and even teaching the preparation of incendiary materials, are now fully evident.” ”
US President Joe Biden, on the other hand, said his administration would “hold Iranian authorities accountable and continue to support the rights of Iranians to protest freely.”
It should be noted that the United States last week imposed sanctions on seven Iranian officials for their role in “repressing” the protests, Iran has accused the American leader of “hypocrisy” in support of human rights to implement new measures.