Hundreds of thousands of Iranians—dwarfing the few hundred anti-government protestors given major publicity by the West’s controlled media—have taken to the streets to condemn what they see as an Israeli and US-backed attempt to destabilize that country.
According to a report in the Fars news agency, hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets nationwide to renew their allegiance to the state and condemn the recent wave of “foreign-backed violence and riots in some cities.”
“The participants shouted slogans against the United States and the Israeli regime, which welcomed the turmoil and voiced support for the riots,” the report continued.
The Fars report added that the protests “came after a number of peaceful protests over economic grievances started in several cities, but those gatherings suspiciously changed color and turned ugly when groups of participants, some of them armed, launched attacks on public property, police stations and religious sites.”
The report confirmed that over a dozen people died in the resulting violence.
The report added that the so-called “sympathy” for the rioters, as expressed in Tweets from US President Donald Trump, are “only designed to agitate for instability in Iran from people who are pretending to care about the Iranian people.
“They actually couldn’t care less about the Iranian people. Lest we forget, these are the same regime changers and war criminals that after framing the Iraq war of 2003 as a fight for democracy said ‘real men go to Tehran.’”
The Fars report concluded by saying there were “deficiencies in the Iranian economy, including corruption, black market, and profiteering that need to be addressed by the elected government of President Hassan Rouhani in a sustainable, comprehensive fashion.
“However, that does in no way mean that America and Israel are not the proximate cause of the current unrest, which must be seen not only as a trigger, but its driving force.
“The sudden spread of these riots after Tehran’s announcement of the defeat of ISIL in Iraq and Syria by the allied forces of Iran, Syria, Iraq, Russia, Hezbollah and Popular Mobilization Units is further proof that they are instigated by extraterritorial enemies, i.e., the Saudi-Israeli-US alliance whose anti-regime agitation went nowhere in the Levant despite aiding and abetting so many vile terror proxies and extremist outfits.”
“We warn the U.S. against attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Sergei Ryabkov, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said in an interview with state news agency TASS.
The riots come just weeks after a secret meeting was held at the White House between US and Israeli officials which focused on ways to clandestinely destabilize Iran following the successful military defeat of ISIS by an armed force made up of the Syrian government, Kurds, Hezbollah, Iranian armed units and the Russian air force.