News ID: 211
Publish Date: 17 November 2022
An Iranian jurist and academic strongly censured the US for its attempts to interfere in the country’s domestic affairs and instigate riots and instability in Iran, noting that Tehran can file a lawsuit against Washington at international criminal courts for its direct role and involvement in the recent riots.

Iran can sue US at intl. courts for its direct role in riots: Jurist

“Certain countries were involved in the recent riots. These interventions were conducted mainly by western officials, US [officials] in particular,” Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, a jurist member of the Constitutional Council, said in an exclusive interview with Lebanon's al-Mayadeen television network on Wednesday in Tehran.

They have openly talked about their support for the rioters, he added, saying, “It’s a clear violation of the Charter of the United Nations as well as international conventions which prohibit states from intervening in other countries’ affairs”.

“Iran should file a lawsuit at international courts. This can be sued before international authorities”.

The senior official added that the Iranian government will take its time to respond to the West’s interventionist acts and statements “at the proper time”.  

Noting that enemies are seeking to instigate riots and instability in the country, Kadkhodaei, who is also a member of Iran’s Expediency Council, said, “The Iranian nation’s advancement [in various fields] have angered the enemy. They can’t tolerate seeing a nation making progress”.

Recently, US President Joe Biden said that “he was surprised by the courage of the people taking to the streets in protest in Iran.”

Iran mourned the death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian who died at a hospital in Tehran three days after she collapsed in police custody. Iranians have held protests over the issue. But some extremist elements derailed the protests and incited violence against security forces. Western-backed media outlets have also encouraged violence. Iran says it will not allow interference in its own internal affairs.


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