Iran Decries US House Resolution on Unrest

TEHRAN– Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned a resolution the US House of Representatives has passed about the recent unrest in Iran, describing such interference as totally unacceptable.

 “The interventionist resolution passed by the US Congress is rejected, and is completely reprehensible and unacceptable,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday, according to the Tasnim News Agancy.

He also slammed the US government’s interference in other countries’ internal affairs as unwise, illogical and against international norms and regulations.

“Actions such as the adoption of this resolution as well as hostile comments and moves by that country’s government against the noble Iranian nation, which emanate from US rulers’ acquisitive and domineering nature, have always been known to the valiant Iranian nation, and are undoubtedly a failed policy,” he added, according to the Foreign Ministry’s official website.

“Such repeated, theatrical and politically-tainted resolutions show the nature of the meddlesome US regime, which the great Iranian nation has witnessed time and again over the past decade,” the spokesperson said.

“On the one hand, the US government, in a hypocritical move and by chanting utterly false slogans, claims to be supporting the Iranian people, and on the other hand, taunts the civilized Iranian nation by imposing unfair sanctions, barring Iranian nationals from entering that country, and showing other malicious behaviors.

“But US authorities need to learn once more that the ever-glorious Iranian nation is keeping a close watch on such policies, double standards and hostile approaches (adopted by Washington) against their country, and if need be, will respond to such injudicious actions in due time.”

On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning what it called the Iranian leadership’s crackdown on protests.

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.

Following the unrest, 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.