IRAN BLAMES US AND ISRAEL FOR PROTEST OVER DETAINEE’S DEATH.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has blamed the US and Israel for the protests sweeping the country following the death of a woman Mahsa Amini while in Police custody.
In his first public comments on the unrest, Ali Khamenei said the riots had been engineered by Iran’s arch-enemies and their allies.
Reports say the protests are the biggest challenge to his rule for a decade while he urged security forces to be ready for more.
But the US has said it was appalled by the violent response to the protests
Meanwhile, the UK yesterday summoned Iran’s most senior diplomat in London and urged him to take responsibility for their actions and listen to the concerns of their people instead of blaming external actors for the unrest.
It would be recalled that Mahsa Amini twenty-two ,fell into a coma, hours after being detained by morality police on thirteenth of last month in Tehran for allegedly breaking the strict law requiring women to cover their hair with a hijab or headscarf and died three days later.