UN’s envoy condemns US interference in Iran’s internal affairs

SHAFAQNA – Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshrou deplored Washington’s meddling in Iran’s internal affairs through its support for the recent riots.

Khoshrou made the remarks in a Wednesday letter to the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Washington “has stepped up its acts of intervention in a grotesque way in Iran’s internal affairs under the pretext of providing support for sporadic protests, which in several instances were hijacked by infiltrators,” he said.

Khoshrou added that the US was acting in violation of international law and principles of the UN Charter.

“The president and vice president of the United States, in their numerous absurd tweets, incited Iranians to engage in disruptive acts,” he said.

Over the past few days, US President Donald Trump and members of his administration have angered Iranians by repeatedly posting insulting tweets against the nation.

“The US Department of State went so far as admitting that the US government wants to encourage protestors in Iran to change their government, admitting that the US is engaged in interfering with the internal affairs of Iran through Facebook and Twitter,” Khoshrou said.

His remarks came after Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari stressed on Wednesday that the new sedition which showed itself in the form of recent unrests and riots in the past few days has ended.

“The enemies know that they cannot threaten the Islamic Republic of Iran in the defense field and they have spent all their capitals after the sacred defense (Iraqi-imposed war against Iran 1980-1988) to implement their cultural, economic and security threats against the Islamic Iran and they will certainly fail in these arenas too, with God’s help,” General Jafari said.

He referred to the recent unrests and riots during the economic protests in a number of Iranian cities and towns, and said, “Now we can say that it is the day when the (Iranian year of) 1396 (2018) sedition ended.”

Warning that the US, the Zionists and the Saudi regime have ordered the ISIS terrorist group to penetrate Iran, he said a number of leading ISIS teams have been tasked with infiltrating the country to conduct sabotage and terrorist acts. “These leading teams of the criminal group are now fully under control.”

He said the terrorists are too weak and do not dare to cross Iran’s borders.

General Jafari also said that many of the rioters arrested since Friday were anti-revolutionary forces and members of Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) terrorist group.

Economic protests started in a number of Iranian towns last week, but soon turned into small riots each comprising a few hundreds in recent days.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranian people in different cities and towns poured to the streets on Wednesday morning to condemn the recent riots and chaos in the country and show support for the Islamic Revolution.

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