Published: 2018-01-02 17:23
Last Updated: 2018-01-03 00:45
For the first time since the protests in Iran began, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, commented on the protests by saying that the chaos in the country was created by “enemies,” according to Iranian ANF News.
Iranian religious authority Khamenei, said foreign forces are responsible for the protests.
The protests launched in Iran and Eastern Kurdistan against poverty and oppressive policies of the regime.
“In the last few days, the enemies of Iran have used their resources of money, weapons, politics and security forces and formed an alliance to create problems for the Islamic order,” Khamenei said.
Meanwhile, many countries had different responses over the demonstrations.
Turkey expressed concerns over death trolls which reached 21 today, and urged for calm, according to Turkish Hurriyet Daily News.
The Main Turkish opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Ozturk Yilmaz said the protests are not a coincidence.
Yilmaz said in a statement today, that Iran “had to deal with its own problems so its pressure on the Middle East would be restrained.”
On the other hand, the US and Israel expressed their support to the protests, and to the Iranian people.
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said in a video posted on YouTube on Monday, that the protesters are brave and heroic, while US President Donald Trump said that his country is watching closely for “human rights violations,” on his twitter account.