Iran protests: Supreme leader blames unrest on US and Israel

Written by on October 4, 2022

Iran’s supreme leader has blamed the US and Israel for the protests sweeping the country following the death of a woman whilst in police custody.

In his first public comments on the unrest, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “riots” had been “engineered” by Iran’s arch-enemies and their allies.

The protests are the biggest challenge to his rule for a decade, and he urged security forces to be ready for more.

BBC reports that the US said it was “appalled” by the violent response to the protests.

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