Iran's supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames US

10/3/2022 6:47:00 PM

Women around the world are cutting their hair during protests against the Iranian regime in solidarity with the country's women and Mahsa Amini, who died in custody of Iran's morality police.

Protests And Demonstrations, Political And Civil Unrest

Women around the world are cutting their hair during protests against the Iranian regime in solidarity with the country's women and Mahsa Amini, who died in custody of Iran's morality police.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded publicly to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn the “rioting” and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, reviews a group of armed forces cadets during their graduation ceremony accompanied by commanders of the armed forces, at the police academy in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests.Speaking to a cadre of police students in Tehran, Khamenei said he was “deeply heartbroken” by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody, calling it a “tragic incident.” However, he lambasted the protests as a foreign plot to destabilize Iran, echoing authorities' previous comments.

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This news source uses words like solidarity to describe the togetherness of women across religions and across countries. Its' description of Iran and its' news shows how there is union among women. مهسا_امینی But its not the women who will fight against the revolutionary guard and storm the headquarters. Its the men who will have to do it. And so far they are not doing it. Kicking police cars and throwing rocks will not do anything. U need planning and coordination and leadership.

LetAfganGirlsLearn StopHazaraGeoncide Such a huge difference between ABC news in America and Australia!!!While everyone else is talking about the women revolution in iran and Putin invasion of Ukraine ABC news in Australia main focus is on cake recipes and dad jokes in their programs. Mahsa_Amini abcnews Australia

Say Her Name مهسا_امينی mahsaamini Such a liar... She died from a heart attack due certainly to the covid injections. And the iranian police des not take you in custody unless you have done something wrong. And not wearing a Hijab correctly is not one them! MahsaAmini Keep reporting please, be their voice MahsaAmini

Finally MahsaAmini

Iran’s supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames U.S.Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the U.S. and Israel of planning the protests. Same as Putin, blame US.

THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT THE CRIES OF WOMEN ARE DIFFERENT THEY ARE DEEP FROM WITHIN THEIR SOULS. THE CRY TO BE RELEASED FROM EVIL🙏🏼 THEY ARE AT A FREQUENCY HEARD BY GOD THEIR SCREAMS ARE BEING HEARD BY GOD VICIOUSkarma is awaiting those who OPPRESS allHALLOWSassessment Why don't you talk about hundreds of women who are raped or killed by police in your own country.

there is no humane reason to negotiate w/these terrorists and there is no applicable excuse of “diplomacy” when it’s comes to the words of these kidnapping/murdering thugs MahsaAmini مهسا_امینی IranProtests Thank you! mahsaamini مهسا_امینی IranProtests Took so long!! But thanks for covering this There are some courses that I will continue to give for free. Here is one that I am giving for the nth time: 'Wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo' (You Strike a woman, You Strike a Rock) - the battle cry of South African Women. That is enough for today. MahsaAmin Mahsa_Amini

mahsaamini iranfreedom finally some news covering the protests Use your words correctly. She was 'beaten to death' while in custody. It makes for great photographs, but the ayatollah has backed the police, religious oligarchies only go if there's a coup- which there won't be-, and as soon as int'l attention fades, these women will be brutalized.

Hang in there

Iran supreme leader blames US, Israel for nationwide unrestIran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accuses the US and Israel of fomenting the wave of nationwide unrest sparked by outrage over the death of Mahsa Amini

Mahsa_Amini united nation human world SAVE IRAN This is the hypocrisy of the media united state of America military in Iraq kill a lady you never reported it Isreal is killing innocent souls you didn’t report it Afghanistan bomb a libary more than 50 student you never reported it why Iran hypocrisy and dishonesty

Nika Shakarami, 17, was killed by the Islamic Republic in protests to MahsaAmini's murder. She was 'missing!' Her body was moved in secret. In her funeral, regime sent its goons, they opened fire on mourners who were chanting: 'I will kill whoever killed my sister!' مهسا_امینی The leaders of Iran now know clearly what Iranians think of them. Enough with their 'the people of Iran have chosen!' The entire world can see that what the leaders call the people of Iran's choices are wishes of a small number of long-bearded dudes insecure in their trousers.

There were protesters all around the world on Saturday that for some reasons you don’t want to cover! 50000 ppl in Toronto and 20000 ppl in LA marched! You all have agenda!!!!! Farangis, when she cut his long hair and tied it in her Belt at the request for justice and mourning of her husband, Siavash, founded a ritual in ancient Iran that thousands of years later became the most explicit symbol of Iranian women's protest and mourning. (Ref: Shahnameh)

Thanks for being our voice. please also cover the situation of Sharif university of Iran! The police takes over the campus and lock the outdoor gates,the military comes in rounds up the students in the parking garage and starts shooting at them. MahsaAmini مهسا_امینی MahsaAmin مهسا_امینی Last night, student were imprisoned inside university campus of sharif university which is a top university in iran because students were protesting. They took some by van to unknown places and imprisoned others( closed all the doors). MahsaAmini مهسا_امینی

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Iran’s top leader blames U.S., Israel for mass protests over police custody deathIran's supreme leader said foreign powers seeking to destabilize the country are behind mass protests that have erupted since the death in police custody of a woman arrested for violating the country's strict dress code. Will Americans help the people of Iran? Or hurt?

Great women 👏👏👏🇧🇷🇧🇷 dictators and communists are greedy killing demons that are the cause of wars and epidemics they are always looking for ways to destroy the free world that god has given mankind so we together send it to hell where it was born The E.U countries and the USA should support the Iranian people's revolution. Iranian people want to change the regime, and contrary to common propaganda, they are not interested in the Islamic regime. Support us. Mahsa_Amini IranRevolution

Shame on you for publishing this unworthy news while students of Sharif university and people are getting killed in Iran mahsaamini sharifuniversity opiran oprah joebiden cnn foxnews abcnews cbcnews nbcnews bbcnews angelinajolie The Christian right and the Taliban should take notice. They are two sides of the same coin. Women will not take it anymore.

Funny thing is that you think ideological mullahs wanting to turn the world into an islamic califate care about women cutting their care. Lol, women are so hopelessly impressionable at times. evanmcmurry Yes, but please talk about what is going on at the universities in Iran right now! Atrocities unfolding. Mahsa_Amini

Don’t forget the muff 😂 lol shave them heads

Iran’s Police Crack Down on Students as Supreme Leader Backs ForcesAfter Iranian security forces clashed with students at a prominent university in Tehran, Supreme Leader Khamenei defended the police for their crackdown on protests that have swept across the country and blamed the U.S. and Israel for inciting the unrest MahsaAmini مهسا_امینی The US needs to do something. POTUS VP WhiteHouse SecBlinken HouseDemocrats HouseGOP SenateDems SenateGOP Why do we tolerate regimes based on fairytales?

It’s a nice gesture and I’m totally against the “morality” police, but this will absolutely do nothing to change anything in the Middle East MahsaAmini Stunning and brave

Protests Against Compulsory Hijab Sweep Iran, With Spotlight on Bodily AutonomyWomen in the U.S. and Iran could be empowered to confront the growing authoritarianism that is suffocating us all.

By October 3, 2022, 10:44 AM 3:30 In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, reviews a group of armed forces cadets during their graduation ceremony accompanied by commanders of the armed forces, at the police academy in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Oct.Follow Us.Anger over Amini's death has sparked the biggest wave of protests to rock the country in almost three years, which saw security forces in Tehran crack down on hundreds of university students overnight.Follow Us.

3, 2022. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP) The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests. The unrest, ignited by the death of a young woman in the custody of Iran's morality police, is flaring up across the country for a third week despite government efforts to crack down. Amini, 22, was pronounced dead on September 16, days after the morality police detained her for allegedly breaching rules forcing women to wear hijab headscarves and modest clothes. On Monday, Iran shuttered its top technology university following an hours-long standoff between students and the police that turned the prestigious institution into the latest flashpoint of protests and ended with hundreds of young people arrested. Speaking to a cadre of police students in Tehran, Khamenei said he was “deeply heartbroken” by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody, calling it a “tragic incident.

” However, he lambasted the protests as a foreign plot to destabilize Iran, echoing authorities' previous comments. "The death of the young woman broke our hearts," said Khamenei. “This rioting was planned,” he said. “These riots and insecurities were designed by America and the Zionist regime, and their employees.” Meanwhile, Sharif University of Technology in Tehran announced that only doctoral students would be allowed on campus until further notice following hours of turmoil Sunday, when witnesses said antigovernment protesters clashed with pro-establishment students. "Woman, life, liberty" the students shouted, as well as "students prefer death to humiliation", Mehr news agency reported. The witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, said the police kept hundreds of students holed up on campus and fired rounds of tear gas to disperse the demonstrations.

The student association said plainclothes officers surrounded the school from all sides as protests roiled the campus after nightfall and detained at least 300 students. Plainclothes officers beat a professor and several university employees, the association added. Mehr news agency said that Sharif University of Technology had "announced that due to recent events and the need to protect students . The state-run IRNA news agency sought to downplay the violent standoff, reporting a “protest gathering” took place without causing casualties. But it also said police released 30 students from detention, acknowledging many had been caught in the dragnet by mistake as they tried to go home. The crackdown sparked backlash on Monday at home and abroad. all classes will be held virtually from Monday.

“Suppose we beat and arrest, is this the solution?” asked a column in the Jomhouri Eslami daily, a hard-line Iranian newspaper. “Is this productive?” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock condemned the “the regime's brute force” at Sharif University as "an expression of sheer fear at the power of education and freedom.” “The courage of Iranians is incredible,” she said. The chief of riot police in Marivan, Kurdistan province, died of his wounds Sunday after being shot during "riots", state television said – the 12th death reported among the security forces since September 16. Iran's latest protest movement, which has produced some of the nation’s most widespread unrest in years, emerged as a response to Amini's death after her arrest for allegedly violating the country’s strict Islamic dress code. It has since grown into an open challenge to the Iranian leadership, with women burning their state-mandated headscarves and chants of “Death to the dictator," echoing from streets and balconies after dark.

The demonstrations have tapped a deep well of grievances in Iran, including the country’s social restrictions, political repression and ailing economy strangled by American sanctions. Source: AFP. The unrest has continued in Tehran and far-flung provinces even as authorities have disrupted internet access and blocked social media apps. Protests also have spread across the Middle East and to Europe and North America. Thousands poured into the streets of Los Angeles to show solidarity. Police scuffled with protesters outside Iranian embassies in London and Athens.

Crowds chanted “Woman! Life! Freedom!" in Paris. In his remarks on Monday, Khamenei condemned scenes of protesters ripping off their hijabs and setting fire to mosques, banks and police cars as “actions that are not normal, that are unnatural.” He warned that “those who foment unrest to sabotage the Islamic Republic deserve harsh prosecution and punishment.” Security forces have responded with tear gas, metal pellets and in some cases live fire, according to rights groups and widely shared footage, although the scope of the crackdown remains unclear. Iran’s state TV has reported the death toll from violent clashes between protesters and security officers could be as high as 41.

Rights groups have given higher death counts, with London-based Amnesty International saying it has identified 52 victims. An untold number of people have been apprehended, with local officials reporting at least 1,500 arrests. Security forces have picked up artists who have voiced support for the protests and dozens of journalists. Most recently Sunday, authorities arrested Alborz Nezami, a reporter at an economic newspaper in Tehran. Iran's intelligence ministry said nine foreigners have been detained over the protests.

A 30-year-old Italian traveler named Alessia Piperno called her parents on Sunday to say she had been arrested, her father Alberto Piperno told Italian news agency ANSA. “We are very worried," he said. “The situation isn’t going well.” Most of the protesters appear to be under 25, according to witnesses — Iranians who have grown up knowing little but global isolation and severe Western sanctions linked to Iran's nuclear program. Talks to revive the landmark 2015 nuclear deal have stalled for months, fueling discontent as Iran's currency declines in value and prices soar.

A Tehran-based university teacher, Shahindokht Kharazmi, said the new generation has come up with unpredictable ways to defy authorities. “The (young protesters) have learned the strategy from video games and play to win,” Kharazmi told the pro-reform Etemad newspaper. “There is no such thing as defeat for them.” As the new academic year began this week, students at universities in major cities across Iran gathered in protest, according to videos widely shared on social media, clapping, chanting slogans against the government and waving their headscarves. The eruption of student anger has worried the Islamic Republic since at least 1999, when security forces and supporters of hard-line clerics attacked students protesting media restrictions.

That wave of student protests under former reformist President Mohammad Khatami touched off the worst street battles since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. “Don’t call it a protest, it’s a revolution now,” shouted students at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, as women set their hijabs alight. “Students are awake, they hate the leadership!” chanted crowds at the University of Mazandaran in the country's north. Riot police have been out in force, patrolling streets near universities on motorbikes. Related Topics .