(FreedomBeacon.com)- Iran accused the US of attempting to destabilize the nation through protests sparked by the murder of a woman in police detention. They warned that it would not go unanswered, as the country’s worst unrest since 2019 showed no signs of abating.
Reports show Iran has been shaken by widespread protests spurred by the murder of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman after she was imprisoned by morality police enforcing the Islamic Republic’s harsh clothing rules on women. The case has sparked widespread outrage.
Iran claimed that the US was aiding riots and attempting to undermine the Islamic Republic. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani explained the US has always tried to undermine Iran’s stability and security, but it has failed.
Kanaani accused the US and European politicians of using a tragedy in support of “rioters” and disregarding the presence of millions of people in the streets and squares of the country allegedly in support of the system.
According to Iranian state television, the anti-government protests are the country’s greatest since riots over gas prices in 2019.
Reuters said 1,500 people were murdered in a crackdown on protestors – the worst outbreak of domestic unrest in the Islamic Republic’s history. At least 41 people have been murdered in the latest violence, which began on September 17.
Using social media, the largest Iranian teachers union called for the first nationwide strike since the protests erupted. Women were seen on video waving and burning their veils in protest.
Reports show that although the protests are a severe challenge to the administration, observers believe there is no imminent threat to Iran’s leaders.
Iran accused armed Iranian Kurdish dissidents of being involved in the country’s current turmoil in the northwest, where the majority of Iran’s up to 10 million Kurds live. According to Tasnim news agency, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards conducted a strike on Iranian militant opposition positions in northern Iraq’s Kurdish area.
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