Tehran: “The United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and Saudi Arabia are responsible for the prevailing instability in Iran. But these countries will be devasted by Iran if they cross the Red Line. Iran will counter every ploy of the United States and its allies,” Iranian Revolutionary Guards Chief Major General Hussein Salami warned. Meanwhile, Amnesty International claimed that 143 people were killed in the anti-government protests held in Iran, since the last few days. The international organisation claimed that the protestors were killed during the actions of the Iranian military.
The Iranian people infuriated by the inordinate Fuel price hike began protests in more than 160 Iranian cities. However, the Iranian opposition claims that more than 350 protestors have been killed and more than 3,500 injured in the actions of the Iranian military and more than 7,000 have been arrested. Iran has dismissed the allegations levelled against it. The Iranian government also organised a rally of thousands of its supporters in capital Tehran to counter the protests. But the international organisation criticised that the support rally cannot mask the killing of protestors in the Iranian military actions.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards Chief Major General Salami held the United States and its allies responsible for the situation in Iran. Major General Salami accused, “The United States and its allies launched an offensive against Iran, under the pretext of the fuel price hike.” “There is a limit to Iran’s tolerance. But if the limit is crossed and Iran decides to retaliate, the enemy will have nowhere to run,” the Iranian Revolutionary Guards chief further warned. Even in the past, the senior Iranian officials had accused mercenaries from the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia of fuelling the protests in Iran.
Meanwhile, to prevent the protest from going global, internet services were disconnected in Iran for more than four days.