“The recent unrest in Iran were instigated by the enemies, who made every effort to stop Tehran’s progress after sanctions policy failed,” Eje’i noted Monday.
The judiciary chief described “the riots as part of the hybrid war against Iran” waged by the foes, namely the United States, the United Kingdom and the Zionist regime, but failed.
“Their cohorts inside Iran helped them to undermine the country’s security and stop the country’s progress,” he stressed.
“The enemies were angered by the fact the country was making progress and expanding economic and trade relations with the regional and neighboring countries despite the sanctions and sought to stop the trend,” Eje’i pointed out.
He was echoing comments Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf who noted the US and its network of spies had devised a “complex and special plan” for recent riots in the country but failed again.
“America and their spying network and sabotage agents had devised a complex and special plan in recent incidents, but like in the past, they again made a mistake in the face of the alert Iranian nation,” he stated.
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and the Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have recently issued an explanatory joint statement, describing various aspects of the recent riots in the country.
The two top intelligence bodies pointed to the major role of foreign intelligence agencies, especially the CIA, in orchestrating the riots in Iran in the past weeks.
“Intelligence evidence shows that the CIA had devised an extensive plan with the cooperation of allied spy services and reactionary proxies before the start of the unrest to initiate a nationwide chaos with the aim of committing crimes against the great Iranian nation and the country’s territorial integrity as well as paving the ground for increasing foreign pressures,” it revealed.
According to available information, the statement maintained, “the CIA played the main role” while closely cooperating with the spy services of the UK, the Israeli regime, and Saudi Arabia.
Protests erupted in several cities across Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who fainted at a police station in mid-September and days later was pronounced dead at a hospital. The demonstrations soon turned violent.
An official report by Iran’s Legal Medicine Organization announced that Amini’s controversial death was caused by an illness rather than alleged blows to the head or other vital body organs.
Iranian officials blame Western countries for orchestrating the riots to destabilize the country.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei severely censured the deadly riots, saying they were orchestrated in advance by the United States and the Israeli regime.
“I state it clearly that these developments were planned by America, the Zionist regime and their acolytes. Their main problem is with a strong and independent Iran and the country’s progress. The Iranian nation proved to be fairly strong during recent events and will bravely come onto the scene wherever necessary in the future,” he added.
In recent days, Iranian officials have blamed the United States, the European Unions, and several Western states for meddling in Iran’s internal affairs over the death of Mahsa. They advised the US and its allies against “opportunism and instrumentalization of the issue of human rights” by misusing the incident.
Tehran reminded that the countries, which, themselves, towed a “long history of warmongering and violence” throughout the world, lacked the legitimacy that could authorize them to “moralize others” concerning the human rights.