The latest news and views about the anti-government protest rallies across Iran which started in late December 2017
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The Russian and Turkish foreign ministries have separately condemned attempts by certain foreign countries to interfere in Iran’s internal affairs amid the recent developments in the Islamic Republic.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has lashed out at the US president for his rude comments about the Iranian nation, urging Trump to watch his language and address his own country’s problems instead of interfering in other states’ affairs.
Head of Tehran’s Revolutionary Tribunal cautioned those insisting on participation in violent unrest against the consequences of their disorderly conduct, saying rioters arrested from the third day of the unrest on will receive harsher punishment.
A deputy governor of Tehran says the police forces have kept the capital city under their control amid the recent protests and riots, and the IRGC has not yet been asked for help.
Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), says the recent riots in Iran were fueled by certain countries’ “proxy war” against the Islamic Republic via social media and the Internet.
Iranian ambassador to the UK has slammed US President Donald Trump for insulting the Iranian nation by calling them hungry, and expressed Tehran’s preparedness to help feed the huge number of hungry people in the US.
Iran's Intelligence Ministry says it has identified and arrested some of the agents behind riots, which followed the recent protests against economic conditions in a number of Iranian cities in recent days.
Iranian officials have so far confirmed the deaths of six people and injuries of several others during the recent protest rallies and riots across the country. The state TV has also declared the deaths of six others.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has strongly criticized the US president for trying to show sympathy for the Iranian protesters, saying that Trump has forgotten that he himself called Iran a ‘terrorist nation’ a few months ago.
A top Iranian official says the country has called on the Interpol to hunt for the individual who, from abroad, encouraged people to violence during the ongoing protests in Iran.