Iran Decries US House Resolution on Unrest

Khamenei: US and Britain fail to cause Iran unrest

Khamenei says US, Britain 'failed to cause Iran unrest'

Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's official Twitter account posted a string of 11 tweets on Tuesday, all of them criticizing what the revolutionary leader claimed was a USA -led conspiracy that had manifested itself in violent anti-government protests.

More than a week of unrest has seen 22 people die and more than 1,000 arrested, according to Iranian officials, in the biggest anti-government protests for almost a decade.

"Once again, the nation tells the US, Britain, and those who seek to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran from overseas that 'you've failed, and you will fail in the future, too.'" Reuters cited Khamenei as saying.

At least 1,000 people have been arrested in the biggest anti-government protests for almost a decade, with the judiciary saying ringleaders could face the death penalty.

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On Monday, state-run Aftab News reported that Sina Ghanbari died in custody after being held in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison along with hundreds of other protesters. The Kahrizak prison gained notoriety when a handful of detainees were tortured and killed at the site after unrest in 2009.

Saturday's show of support came a day after Iran's foreign minister said a United Nations Security Council meeting called by the United States to discuss the protests had proved a "blunder" by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

"Business Recorder" added Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has praised a massive movement of the people against the plots of the enemies, accusing the United States and the Zionist regime of inciting anti-government demonstrations. In a series of tweets from the official account, he accused that all of Iran's adversaries - the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel - were involved in orchestrating the rallies. "We must provide answers within our means", Khamenei was quoted as saying, hinting that not only the government of Rouhani, but his own clerical leadership must also respond. "All of us must follow up", Khamenei said.

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