The latest news and views about the anti-government protest rallies across Iran which started in late December 2017
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Iran’s Ministry of Sport and Youth says the World Wrestling Championships will be definitely held in Tehran this year despite an earlier decision by the United World Wrestling (UWW) to strip Iran of the right to host the competition over the recent unrest.
The Director General of Iranian Intelligence Ministry’s Counter-Espionage Department says a number of elements who were trying to gather information from the recent unrest and transfer them to foreign services including the CIA were identified and arrested before taking any action.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has praised the Iranian nation for “destroying a very dangerous plot” hatched by the enemies of the Islamic Republic.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the United States’ meddlesome comments about the shutdown of the Internet in Iran during the recent riots were not out of friendship with the Iranian nation, but aimed at provoking further unrest.
Large crowds of people in Tehran have poured into streets on Monday to express their support for the country’s Establishment and condemn the recent riots that broke out following the gas price hikes.
Iranian Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri says the screening of the people arrested in the recent violent protests is expected to end within the next two days, noting that those found innocent would be released immediately.
Iranian First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri has warned certain regional states against a “crushing response” as soon as evidence is found that they have been fueling riots amid the recent protests over a hike in gasoline price.