Ayatollah Khamenei Urges Iranian Officials to Address Economic Woes
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on the Iranian officials to make sure that implementation of a recent scheme for a hike in the price of subsidized gasoline will not aggravate the economic woes or result in more price rises.
In comments during a religious course in Tehran on Sunday, Ayatollah Khamenei warned that the sporadic protests and acts of vandalism in Iran would create insecurity.
Describing insecurity as the worst calamity for a society, the Leader said “the whole centers of evil in the world” have mobilized efforts in recent days to encourage unrest in Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei also called on the Iranian authorities to be careful that the rise in the price of fuel would not increase the price of other commodities.
The Leader also called on the people to separate themselves from a group of thugs who are encouraged by the foreign-based anti-Iranian front to foment insecurity.
Following a hike in the price of gasoline on Thursday midnight, a number of Iranian cities saw sporadic protesters that turned violent in some cases.
A number of banks and government buildings have been reportedly set ablaze.
Officials have confirmed that at least one person has been killed in the protests.