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Tuesday, 29 November 2022 11:53 GMT

Iran’s ambassador discusses reasons for recent unrest in Iran


(MENAFN) In an interview with the Swedish magazine Afton Bladet released on October 18, Iran’s diplomat to Stockholm, Ahmad Massoudifar, talked over the roots and reasons for the latest conflict in Iran.

Replying to a query regarding his opinion as diplomat of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Sweden on the recent situation in Iran, he stated that the tragic death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, is bitter and sad news for all Iranian people.

Mahsa Amini, a Kurd from the city of Saqez, passed out on September 13 while in police custody in Tehran. She passed away three days later in hospital. She had been arrested by morality police to receive training on dress code.

“In the aftermath, many of our people and top officials, including the President himself, demanded a special investigation and immediate judicial attention into the issue. In such an emotionally fraught context, actors of adversarial states saw an opportunity to harvest decades of investment in the destabilization of our country and guide civil protest towards insurrectionist violence.”

The ambassador further noted “the mass shootings carried out by separatist terror organizations with links” to foreigners derailed civil protests.

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