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Iran claims Saudi, US, UK behind anti-gov't protests

Iran says Saudi, US, UK behind anti-gov't protests
A senior Iranian security official said Saudi Arabia, the US and Britain are major players behind recent anti-government protests, Press TV reported Tuesday.
Certain countries are waging a "proxy war" against Iran via social media and the internet, Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), was quoted as saying.
The United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia are behind the recent riots in Iran, he said, adding that the hashtags and social media campaigns in Iran are all being guided by these countries.
"Based on our analyses, around 27 percent of the new hashtags against Iran are generated by the Saudi government," the Iranian official said.
Shamkhani also said this foreign-backed intervention is aimed at hampering Iran's progress in different spheres.
"What is happening in Iran will be over in a few days, and there is no reason to worry at all," he noted.
More than 20 people were killed while hundreds of others were arrested during the protests that are rocking the country.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 02 January 2018 07:49 PM
a peace observer
a peace observer
Thursday، 04 January 2018 05:30 PM
Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaghari said 90 percent of the detainees were under 25, showing the younger generation’s frustration at economic hardships and lack of social freedoms. Protesters protested against the theft of citizens' wealth. financial institutions gave citizens false promises of investment. They chanted against high prices, corruption, poverty and unemployment. They called on the government to release political prisoners.
a peace observer
a peace observer
Thursday، 04 January 2018 05:28 PM
Protests focused on Iran's government's economic policies, high prices, inflation and unemployment. The text was posted via Twitter, but some protesters expressed anger at the Iranian authorities' focus on the situation in Syria and other regional files rather than improving conditions inside the country.
a peace observer
a peace observer
Thursday، 04 January 2018 05:24 PM
“We all know that’s complete nonsense,” said Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The demonstrations are completely spontaneous. They are virtually in every city in Iran. This is the precise picture of a long oppressed people rising up against their dictators.