On Monday, Iran accused the United States of trying to destabilize the country by taking advantage of demonstrations sparked by the demise of a woman in police custody. Iran also warned that this action would not go unanswered, as the most significant unrest since 2019 exhibited no signs of subsiding.

Iran has been shaken by nationwide protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman. Mahsa Amini died after being detained by morality police who were imposing the Islamic Republic’s tight restrictions on women’s dress.

The situation has been roundly criticized throughout the world. Iran claimed that the United States was providing support to rioters and was working to undermine the stability of the Islamic Republic.

Nasser Kanaani, a spokesperson for Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was quoted in a statement sent to Nour news, which is linked with a top security organization, saying, “Washington is always trying to destabilize Iran’s stability and security, but it has been unsuccessful.”

On his Instagram page, Kanaani accused the representatives of the United States and some European countries of misusing a terrible tragedy in endorsement of “rioters” and ignoring “the presence of millions of people in the streets and squares of the country in support of the system.” Read more