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Iran: Tehran blasts US for supporting petrol protests

0 18.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Iran's government spokesperson, Ali Rabiei, entering press conference, Tehran
M/S Rabiei at press conference
SOT, Ali Rabiei, Iranian government spokesperson (Farsi): "It is strange that the United States and its officials, who committed the greatest crime by imposing maximum pressures and the toughest sanctions on Iran's nation, are sending comments for the Iranian people that they [Americans] support these protests. Yes, we do not expect something else from Mr Pompeo who disgracefully defends maximum sanctions and creates sanctions on Iran's nation."
W/S Press conference in progress *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Ali Rabiei, Iranian government spokesperson (Farsi): "You [Americans] lied to your people in your election, your deceived your people in the election that nowadays its topics can be seen in Congress. You [US] have never brought democracy, freedom, development, and growth to any places in the world and people are aware of this issue."
W/S Press conference in progress *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Ali Rabiei, Iranian government spokesperson (Farsi): "I think rioters intend to create an atmosphere until compassionate protesters' voices cannot be heard. Hopefully, their borders are separate and, because of it, people have distinguished their borders. I think we have had more than 80 per cent tranquility in comparison with yesterday. Just some small issues remain and we will not have issues regarding riots."
W/S Press conference in progress *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Ali Rabiei, Iranian government spokesperson (Farsi): "We have had approximately 80 per cent less congregations compared with yesterday. I can say it without any doubt that if there were some people who were concerned in the first day, now we cannot witness ordinary people who are concerned. The methods have been changed and they were with cold weapons and firearms and instead of chanting and protesting, they attacked military organisations. These are what occurred and I say without any doubt that no one left injured in streets and just in some organisations, military organisations or other organisations and weapons were there. In order to give a final report, we need to pass it today and tomorrow and my anticipation is that the issue of riots will be terminated certainly within the next two days. More of this will be reported as well."
W/S Press conference in progress *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Ali Rabiei, Iranian government spokesperson (Farsi): "When protests occur, our problem is not the internet, we did not have an internet problem. When stones were discharged on the highway and the internet was used in this respect, so the Security Council made this decision and announced to the operators in order to take advantage of this space. However, there should be no disturbance in people's lives."
W/S Rabiei leaving press conference
SCRIPT
Iran's government spokesperson condemned the United States for supporting protests in the Middle Eastern country after "imposing maximum pressures and the toughest sanctions," during a press conference in Tehran on Monday.
"We do not expect something else from Mr Pompeo who disgracefully defends maximum sanctions and creates sanctions on Iran's nation," said Iranian government spokesperson Ali Rabiei.
Rabiei addressed protests over rising petrol prices by differentiating between "compassionate protesters" and "rioters."
"My anticipation is that the issue of riots will be terminated certainly within the next two days," Rabiei said.
Protests erupted across Iran on Saturday, after the government announced a 50 per cent hike in petrol prices and introduced fuel rationing.
The government said that the income generated from the reform would help to purchase basic goods and medicines, pay pensions and employees of state-owned institutions, easing the burden of US sanctions on the national economy.