Iran slams Germany, France for ‘provocative’ support of recent riots
Iran's Foreign Ministry has lambasted the German chancellor’s recent stance against the Islamic Republic and his latest comments in support of the western-instigated riots in Iran as “meddlesome, provocative and undiplomatic”.
Nasser Kan'ani made the remarks after Olaf Scholz criticized the Iranian government for what he claimed was “brutal crackdown” on violent protests after the September’s death of a young Iranian woman of Kurdish descent in the capital Tehran.
Kan'ani said the so-called human rights advocates have forgotten their “dark record” against the honorable people of Iran during their “blind and inhumane” support for the Saddam regime, pointing out Saddam's eight-year foreign-backed invasion of Iran.
He added that they used human rights as a “tool for political games” by supporting cruel sanctions imposed on Iran after the US withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, as well as keeping silent on acts of terror by Daesh, the latest of which was the terrorist attack in Shiraz.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman underlined that the will of the Islamic Republic, in the fundamental principles of human rights, is confronting oppression and defending the oppressed.
The Iranian diplomat also rebuked Germany for adopting a “selective and dual approach” against the crimes of the child-killing Zionist regime in all parts of the world, including Palestine.
Scholz claimed on Saturday that Germany would stand “shoulder to shoulder" with the Iranian people in their violent protests and riots across the country, accusing the Iranian government of being "solely responsible for this spate of violence."
Warning that additional sanctions will be placed on Iran for the proclaimed "repression of protests", the German chancellor said the European Union’s foreign ministers are due to meet on Monday to agree on the anti-Tehran restrictive measures.
Riots broke out in Iran in mid-September after the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old fainted at a police station in Tehran and was pronounced dead three days later in hospital. An official report by Iran’s Legal Medicine Organization concluded that Amini’s death was caused by illness rather than alleged blows to the head or other vital body organs.
Tehran blasts Macron’s 'reprehensible' meeting with US-based anti-Iran figure
The Iranian spokesman also condemned a meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and a US-based anti-Iran figure as a reprehensible show of support for recent western-provoked riots in the country.
On Sunday, a meeting took place on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum between Macron and Masih Alinejad, an exiled Iranian-American journalist who is on Washington's payroll for instigating anti Iran sentiments inside and outside Iran, and those accompanying her at the Elysée Palace.
Macron's meeting with anti-Iran figure comes a thousands of devoted Yellow Vests continue to turn out every Saturday in Paris and other major French cities for the third consecutive year to protest Macron’s gross mismanagement, with security forces using any means at their disposal to suppress dissent.