In a televised speech on Friday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi dismissed US President Joe Biden’s promise to “free Iran,” telling his American counterpart that the nation secured its freedom when the pro-Western Shah was deposed in 1979. Tehran has accused the US and its allies of instigating a wave of anti-government protests in latest months.
“Don’t fear,” Biden informed supporters at a rally in California on Thursday, “we’re gonna free Iran. They’re gonna free themselves fairly quickly.”
Biden didn’t elaborate on what the US would do to “free Iran,” however the White Home and lawmakers from each events in Washington have beforehand made statements in help of anti-government demonstrations in Iran, and the US has imposed two rounds of sanctions on the Iranian authorities in response. The protests broke out after a 22-year-old girl died in police custody following her arrest for sporting an “improper” hijab.
“I’m telling Biden that Iran was freed 43 years in the past,” Raisi declared, addressing Biden’s feedback. He referred to the revolution that ousted the American-backed Shah and led to the formation of the nation’s present Islamist authorities.
International Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian referred to as on Biden to “cease [his] hypocritical conduct.”
“The White Home has more and more promoted violence and terror within the latest riots in Iran, whereas on the identical time it’s making an attempt to achieve a nuclear settlement,” he wrote on Twitter.
Iranian officers have accused the US, in addition to Saudi Arabia and Israel, of fomenting the continuing protests and riots. Raisi has claimed that “these riots pave the bottom for terrorist assaults,” referring to a mass capturing at a shrine final week that left 15 individuals lifeless.
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