Attacks Foreigners' 'deliberate silence' 'encourages terrorists', Iran says, as three people were killed by government forces on Saturday
Iranians in the funeral procession of people killed in a shooting attack, in the city of Izeh in Iran's Khuzestan province, on November 18, 2022. – In some of the worst violence since the protests erupted, assailants on motorbikes shot dead seven people, including a woman and two children aged nine and 13, at a central market of Izeh on the evening of November 16, 2022, state media said. (Photo by ALIREZA MOHAMMADI/isna/AFP) — AFP
Iran has denounced Saturday the “ silence” of the community international community after recent deadly attacks in several towns across the country, described as “terrorist” by power. The statement comes amid protests sparked by the death on September 16 of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd who died after being arrested by vice police in San Francisco. Tehran.
Tehran, which sees most of these demonstrations as “riots” destabilize the Islamic Republic.
“Deliberate silence foreigners, initiators of chaos and violence in Iran, in the face of terrorist operations (…) has the consequence of encouraging terrorists and strengthening terrorism in the world,” clarified the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release, published by the official Irna agency.
On Saturday, at least three demonstrators were killed. killed by security forces Iranians in the north-west of the country, announced Hengaw, an NGO defending the Kurds of Iran. “Repressive government forces opened fire on protesters in the town of Divandarreh, killing at least three civilians.”
It’s the continuation of a heavy toll week. On Wednesday, ten people were killed in two attacks on Izeh (south-west) and àgrave; Isfahan (center), according to officials and the media. The official Iranian media had notably attributed Izeh’s attack on “terrorists”.
In Mashhad (north-east), two paramilitaries were killed. stabbed at died Thursday while trying to intervene against “rioters”, according to the Irna news agency. The agency of the Authority judiciary announced Saturday the arrest of the alleged perpetrator of the attack.
“Enemies of the Islamic Republic” targeted
“It is the duty of the community to (…) to condemn the recent terrorist acts in Iran,” said the Iranian ministry. Iran has also accused on Saturday his “enemies” to seek to exert “maximum pressure” on Tehran, at the time when negotiations to revive the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal have stalled.
“In recent days and weeks, the enemies of the Islamic Republic have attempted to to influence the situation in Iran,” Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abollahian According to him, their actions “resulted in the terrorist attacks in the city. Shiraz and Izeh”. 13 people had been killed on October 26 in an attack on a Shiite shrine in Shiraz, southern Iran, claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).
“”Maximum pressure” of the United States, says Iran
“We consider these incidents to be part of the pursuit of maximum pressure by the United States and three European countries against the Iranian people,” a press conference at; Tehran with his Omani counterpart, Badr Al-Boussaïdi. He was referring to; the resolution of the United States and the E3 (United Kingdom, France and Germany), criticizing Iran and adopted Thursday by the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
“Two weeks ago a delegation of officials from Iran’s Foreign Ministry and Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization visited had a constructive meeting with Rafael Grossi, the director general of the IAEA, said the minister.
“But suddenly, in order to influence the internal environment to exert maximum pressure, and in continuation of the extremely hypocritical policy of the United States, they put a resolution against Iran on the table and once again abused it. from the Agency to political ends,” he added.