'It is disgraceful support' - Zarif slams US's remarks on protests | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

9 December, Monday


'It is disgraceful support' - Zarif slams US's remarks on protests

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Foreign Minister Zarif has condemned the officials of the United States for their hypocritical show of support for the Iranian people during recent protests erupted after rises of gasoline prices in Iran, Eurasia Diary reports citing Mehr News.

Speaking on Monday evening, the Iranian top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to the remarks by the US officials in support of the rioters in Iran, including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, noting that the Iranian constitution acknowledges people's right to protest.

"A regime that bans food and medicine for the ordinary [Iranian] people, including the elderly and the sick Iranians, by economic terrorism can never show its disgraceful support for the Iranian people. Mr. Pompeo must first be held to account for declared acts of terrorism and crimes against humanity vis-a-vis the Iranian people."

The foreign minister further condemned the European countries such as France and Germany that made remarks on riots in Iran earlier today, saying "countries that have failed to show any of their will and power against the US economic terrorism [against Iran] and are now providing political and field support to the riots and actions against public order in Iran in a bid to hide their inability vis-a-vis [the United Staes] will be responsible for all the consequences of their dangerous provocations."

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