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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Iran Defense Chief Threat: U.S. Will ‘Bear the Consequences’ for Protests
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned the United States that it would “bear the consequences” of allegedly orchestrating anti-regime protests in the country, a talking point propagated by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
Iranians have taken to the streets by the thousands since December 27, initially protesting skyrocketing food prices but rapidly shifting focus against the regime. Protesters have chanted “death to Khamenei” and called for an end to the regime’s extensive funding of terrorist organizations like Hezbollah.
Hatami, in remarks Wednesday, argued that the protests against the regime were not a response to decades of repression from the rogue Islamist regime, but a plot by the United States to destabilize the country.
“Iran has always proved that, as an independent country, it will not put up with such malicious conduct,” Hatamiwarned, according to Iran’s Mehr news agency. “What the Leader of the Islamic Revolution highlighted is the experience the U.S. has gone through several times. Whenever they caused any damaged to our country, they received our categorical comeback and had to bear the consequences and this time will be no exception.”
Khamenei had made similarthreatsa day before, telling an audience in Iran, “in these few days Iran suffered damage; this will not go unavenged.” READ MORE