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World Supreme leader says Iranians foiled 'very dangerous' plot

13:08  27 november  2019
13:08  27 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Supreme leader says Iranians foiled ' very dangerous ' plot . Police investigators said the attack was aimed at destabilising the Muslim majority nation of 168 million people and to turn it into an Islamist state.

By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran has foiled attempts by its foreign enemies to turn legitimate protests into an insurgency to overthrow the Islamic Republic, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday. "Once again, the nation tells the U.S., Britain, and those who seek.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday praised the country's people for foiling a "very dangerous" plot, after violence erupted during protests this month against a fuel price hike.

a large crowd of people: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses members of the Basij, a militia loyal to the Islamic republic's establishment© - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses members of the Basij, a militia loyal to the Islamic republic's establishment

The demonstrations broke out on November 15, hours after the shock announcement at midnight that the price of petrol would be immediately raised by as much as 200 percent.

They quickly turned violent and saw petrol pumps torched, police stations attacked and shops looted, before being quashed within a few days.

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Iran 's Supreme Leader has highlighted the value of Iranian workers' resistance in face of enemies' plots that were aimed at creating recession in Iran 's economy. ‘But the workers resisted through the past years, foiling the plots of the enemies,’ he has said .

Iran has foiled attempts by its foreign enemies to turn legitimate protests into an insurgency to overthrow the Islamic Republic, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday. "Once again, the nation tells the U.S., Britain, and those who seek to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran .

Officials have not yet given overall figures on the number of casualties or arrests made during the unrest which affected much of the country.

"The people foiled a deep, vast and very dangerous conspiracy on which a lot of money was spent for destruction, viciousness and the killing of people," Khamenei said, quoted by state television.

The Iranian leader was speaking at a gathering of the Basij -- a militia loyal to the Islamic republic's establishment.

On Twitter, Khamenei expressed his "heartfelt gratitude and appreciation" to the Iranian nation in a post alongside pictures of a massive pro-government rally held in Tehran on Monday.

"The people proved again that they are powerful and great, and defeated the big conspiracy of the enemy with their presence on the scene," it said.

The tweet blamed the unrest on the "#GlobalArrogance and #Zionism" -- in reference to Iran's arch-enemies the United States and Israel.

Iran rejects as 'lies' unrest death tolls given abroad .
Iran's judiciary on Tuesday rejected as "utter lies" unofficial casualty figures given for street violence that erupted last month during demonstrations against fuel price hikes. "I explicitly announce that the numbers and figures that are being given by hostile groups are utter lies and the statistics have serious differences with what they announced," judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said. "I explicitly announce that the numbers and figures that are being given by hostile groups are utter lies and the statistics have serious differences with what they announced," judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said.

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