Iran Urges West to Stop Hosting, Backing, Encouraging Terrorists


Iran Urges West to Stop Hosting, Backing, Encouraging Terrorists

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Friday urged the Western nations to stop hosting, backing, and encouraging terrorists.

In response to intrusive measures taken by some European leaders regarding the recent riots in the country, the Iranian Foreign Ministry, in a series of Tweets, has urged them to stop “lecturing Iran” and end their support for anti-Iran terrorists.

"In countering riots, Iran's shown utmost restraint and -unlike many Western regimes who smear and violently crackdown even the peaceful protests- Iran has employed proportionate and standard anti-riot methods. The same is true for the judicial process: restraint and proportionality," the message reads.

"Yet, public security is redline. Armed assault and vandalism are not tolerable, even to Western regimes who've find an opportunity to hypercritically lecture Iran. Instead of exposing its mendacity by politicized statements, West must stop hosting, backing an encouraging terrorists," he noted.

Foreign-backed violence and riots erupted across Iran in September after the tragic death in police custody of a young Iranian woman, named as Mahsa Amini.

The unfortunate incident was immediately picked up by Western-based media outlets and officials, who -- without providing any convincing evidence -- started claiming that the woman had been "murdered" by police forces.

Iran also immediately released the CCTV footage showing the young lady fainting at a police station and being subsequently transferred to a hospital. Iranian authorities, meanwhile, conducted an investigation into the incident, concluding that Amini’s death had been caused by an illness, rather than alleged bodily harm.

Earlier this month, Iran's Interior Ministry said the country's enemy had been using the opportunity of Amini's case to wage a hybrid war against the Islamic Republic to weaken its national solidarity and hinder the country's progress. The ministry added that some 200 people had so far lost their lives in the riots that it held separatist and terrorist groups responsible for causing.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry further said in its message that "public security is redline. Armed assault & vandalism aren't tolerable, even to Western regimes who’ve find an opportunity to hypocritically lecture Iran."

"Instead of exposing its mendacity by politicized statements, West must stop hosting, backing & encouraging terrorists," it concluded, referring to Western states' provision of safe havens for anti-Iran groups such as the terrorist Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) -- which is responsible for killing tens of thousands of Iranians.

 

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