Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei stressed that recent riots in the country have been designed by the US and the Zionist regime along with their mercenaries.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of cadets in Tehran, Imam Khamenei said he was deeply saddened by the death of young woman Mahsa Amini, but stressed that proper reaction to the incident should not have been the violation of the public security.
'The incident deeply saddened us, but the reaction to this incident without waiting for the investigation to be fulfilled is unacceptable,” the Leader was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency.
“Taking to streets, removing other women's hijab and setting fire to mosques, hussainiyas, and people's cars, all these acts were not normal.” Iran has witnessed incidents of street violence and vandalism over the past few days in the wake of the death of Amini in hospital after she was detained by Iranian police.
Emphasizing that these riots were pre-planned, Imam Khamenei said that if it was not the case of this young woman, Iran’s enemies would have created another excuse to create insecurity and chaos in the country.
'I say explicitly that these riots and insecurities were designed by the US and the usurping and fake Zionist regime, and their mercenaries and some traitorous Iranians abroad helped them,' the Leader noted, advising some political figures in Iran to be vigilant about the foreigners' plots and plans.
His eminence stressed that the US’ sympathy for the death of Amini is a lie.
'Their main problem is with a strong and independent Iran and the country’s progress.
The Iranian nation proved to be fairly strong during recent events and will bravely come onto the scene wherever necessary in the future,” Imam Khamenei added.