On Monday, in an address to a meeting of senior Judiciary officials in Tehran, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani slammed the US government for spending millions of dollars for creating chaos and fomenting riots in Iran, revealing the enemy’s lack of knowledge and ignorance of the Iranian people and the Islamic Republic. Describing hostile measures against Iran as an ordinary policy of the US, the official cited a recently-released report on the US spending for inciting chaos and insecurity in Iran during the recent unrest, saying Washington failed to achieve its objectives despite spending millions of dollars. In late December, peaceful protests over economic problems broke out in a number of Iranian cities, but the gatherings turned violent in some places when groups of participants, some of them armed, vandalized public property and launched attacks on police stations and government buildings. People held several demonstrations across the country to condemn the violent riots and acts of vandalism, and voice support for the Islamic Republic’s Establishment. After those events, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that a tripartite plot was behind the violent unrest, referring to the US and Israel as one side of the triangle that masterminded the plot and worked on it for months.
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