Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic’s security and stability depend on its own people, adding that “infiltrators” will not be permitted to violate the rights of the Iranians.
Iran’s security and stability depend on its own people, who — unlike the peoples of [US President Donald] Trumps regional “bffs”—have the right to vote and to protest,” Zarif said in a post on his official Twitter account on Tuesday.
He emphasized that the Iranian people would protect their “hard-earned rights” and would never let infiltrators “sabotage them through violence and destruction.”
Since Thursday, groups of Iranian protesters have staged demonstrations in several cities to voice their anger over rising prices and economic conditions. Sporadic violence has erupted during the protests, causing a number of casualties.
Trump posted several tweets to express his support for protests in Iran. In his latest tweet on Tuesday, the US president said, “The [Iranian] people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The US is watching!”
Zarif’s twitter came after Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi denounced US President Donald Trump’s “insulting” tweets about the recent protests in a number of Iranian cities, urging him to avoid interfering in the Islamic Republic’s internal affairs.