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Iran’s Supreme Leader Blames Tehran’s ‘Enemies’ For Inciting Protests

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei speaks during his assembly with students in Tehran, Iran in October. Photo by Iranian Leader’s Press Office – Handout

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei speaks during his assembly with students in Tehran, Iran in October. Photo by Iranian Leader’s Press Office – Handout

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Iran’s Supreme personality Ali Khamenei, vocalization for a initial time given protests pennyless out in his nation final week, accuses “enemies of Iran” of nosiness in a country.

At slightest 21 people have been killed in a protests that pennyless out via cities opposite a nation given final Thursday, over Iran’s diseased economy and rising food prices.

Nine of a reliable passed were killed overnight, according to Iranian state television, that reported that 6 of them were protesters killed when they stormed a military hire in Qahdarijan. An 11-year-old child and a 20-year-old male were killed in a city of Khomeinishahr.

As NPR’s Greg Myre reported over a weekend, President Hassan Rouhani released a televised warning to protesters that his supervision would uncover “no tolerance” for anyone who incites unrest.

A member of Iran’s paramilitary Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed in a city of Najafabad, reportedly by a sport rifle. Such rifles are common in a Iranian countryside, according to The Associated Press, yet it was not transparent if a IRGC member was a same military officer reportedly shot on Monday night.

Al Jazeera reports that:

“[About] 450 people have been arrested with a Tehran governor’s emissary giving a following breakdown: 200 on Saturday; 150 on Sunday; and 100 on Monday.

The apprehension total for other Iranian cities can't be confirmed.”

Khamenei, posting on his central website, said: “In a new days’ incidents, enemies of Iran employed several means – including money, weapon, politics and comprehension apparatuses – to emanate problems for a Islamic system,” he said.

The autarchic personality pronounced he would elaborate in entrance days.

The AP writes: “President Hassan Rouhani has concurred a public’s annoy over a Islamic Republic’s flagging economy, yet he and others warned that a supervision would not demur to moment down on those it considers lawbreakers. All a criticism rallies so distant haven’t perceived before accede from a Interior Ministry, creation them bootleg underneath Iranian law.”

President Trump on Monday pronounced Iran is “failing,” essay in a twitter that a “great” Iranian people have been “repressed for many years” and that now is a “TIME FOR CHANGE!” in Iran.