Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has criticized this Sunday the United States, the “Great Satan”, and in particular its president, Joe Biden, for his support to the recent protests unleashed in Iran and has denounced that the tenant of the White House wants to encourage “terrorism” and “insecurity” in Iran.
Raisi has reproached Biden that his support for the “riots, his “incitement to chaos” and the “destruction of property in another country” demonstrate the hypocrisy of his defense of human rights, Iranian public media report. Thus, he recalled the first leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and how he referred to the United States as the Great Satan.
For Raisi “by examining the roots of acts of sabotage, assassinations and riots it is possible to reveal the effects and evil practices of the United States.”
“Washington’s support for 70 years of crimes of the Zionist entity inside Palestine and its occupation of Afghan lands for 20 years are examples of the evil practices of the Great Satan,” he stressed.
The “enemy” seeks to take advantage of the recent events to spread unrest and frustration among society, he has warned. He has therefore ordered the authorities to take concrete and effective measures to respond to the people’s problems and thus thwart any conspiracy.
“The enemy’s plans are fully exposed before the conscious Iranian people, who will once again turn their backs on their enemy and continue to move forward firmly and proudly towards progress and prosperity,” he has remonstrated.
Meanwhile, protests and riots continue over the death of young Mahsa Amini after she was arrested in Tehran by the Morality Police for not wearing the veil properly. This Sunday there have been protests in Tehran, where the Police have used tear gas, according to the Center for Human Rights in Iran, which publishes a video of the violence.
And in Tehran’s Evin prison, where on Saturday there was a riot and a fire led by common prisoners, according to the official version, this Sunday 1,400 inmates have been evacuated and there could be corpses among them. The authorities have reported four dead and 61 wounded.