Rouhani accuses outsiders of being behind protests in Iran

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has accused outsiders of being behind the protests in the country after the authorities raised fuel prices.

This came according to Iranian media, quoting Rowhani during a speech at the cabinet meeting.

“Our people are well aware that the main objective of the country is to achieve self-sufficiency in the field of energy supply so that we do not need abroad, to be able to implement and work properly and the energy consumption required by our domestic production, and also to implement and implement a fair amount of justice in the country,” Rouhani said. the society”.

The Iranian president noted that the demonstrations were organized from outside the country, adding that “the Iranians have emerged from another historical test and showed that they never allow the enemy to carry out his abominable plans, although they may face economic problems and complain about the administration of the country.”

“The Iranian people squandered the enemy plans in various incidents, this time also succeeded in foiling the enemy plans, thwarting the plots of those who imposed maximum sanctions in the past two years and prepared plans against the regime, to spread chaos and insecurity, and sought to push people against the regime to go out to Streets one day.

On the other hand, some Iranian cities witnessed on Tuesday, demonstrations organized by pro-government groups.

On Tuesday, Amnesty International, citing what it called “reliable” sources, said that “at least 106 people were killed in Iran during protests against fuel prices.”

Iran has been witnessing for days, protests against the rise in fuel prices, while accusing the official “external parties” did not name, to seek to disturb public order.

On Sunday, Iranian authorities arrested about 1,000 people during violent protests over the price of fuel, according to local media.

Angry protesters burned more than 100 banks and 50 shops during the protests.

The protests caused deaths and injuries between demonstrators and security forces.

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