FM Decries Outsiders for Provoking Riots in Iran
- October, 07, 2022 - 11:12
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian voiced Iran’s support for peaceful protests in the country, saying a group of rioters directed by the outsiders and provoked by the foreign televisions attacked the people and police forces and vandalized public property in recent demonstrations.
In a telephone conversation on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Irish counterpart Simon Coveney talked about the latest developments in the bilateral relations, the negotiations on lifting the anti-Iran sanctions, the recent events in Iran, as well as exploiting the rioters and the foreign interference in Iran’s domestic affairs.
Referring to his recent meeting with the Irish foreign minister on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Amirabdollahian briefed Coveney on the latest developments in the sanctions removal talks that are moving forward, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.
The Iranian foreign minister once again denied the sale of drones and weapons to Russia for use in the war in Ukraine as rumors, highlighting Iran’s stance to resolve the crisis in Ukraine through political means.
On Iran’s internal developments, Amirabdollahian stated, “A scientific, technical and detailed report of the forensic medicine regarding the cause of the death of late Mahsa Amini will be published soon.”
Amirabdollahian pointed to the double standards of the West towards women’s rights and human rights and added, “Attention to women’s rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran is of great importance to us, and now women are playing very effective roles in various academic, scientific, medical, educational, administrative and technological fields.”
“Part of the recent events in Iran are peaceful demonstrations, which we support according to the country’s Constitution, and we consider peaceful presentation of people’s demands as their legal right, and we have always paid attention and responded to them,” he added.
“But in the meantime, some rioters, through instructions from abroad and instigation of foreign television channels, destroyed public property and attacked the people and the police with firearms and cold weapons. The people expect the police to protect them against that and the police maintained security with care, respect for human rights, authority and public trust,” Amirabdollahian stated.
“No one was arrested during the peaceful demonstrations. Those who are detained are rioters, and some people who acted emotionally along with the rioters have been released, but those who used weapons and the organized members of terrorist groups will be handed over to justice,” the foreign minister noted.
Amirabdollahian emphasized, “Without a doubt, the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to deal decisively with the provocations and actions of terrorist groups in the fight against terrorism.”
“Don’t forget that during the internal events in the US and the occupation of the Congress, the internet was cut off in the US for a long time and even the personal pages of the then president of the United States as the highest-ranking official of the country were closed under the pretext of national security,” he added.
For his part, the Irish foreign minister welcomed the progress made in the negotiations to lift sanctions on Iran and said that reaching an agreement is in the interest of all parties.
He expressed hope that changing global conditions, including the Ukraine crisis or the internal developments in Washington, will not complicate reaching an agreement.
Regarding the riots, Coveney noted, “Iran’s attention to the peaceful demands of the people, which is also emphasized by you, is important.”
The two top diplomats finally discussed the dimensions of bilateral relations between Ireland and the Islamic Republic of Iran.