Iran Blames US Intelligence Agencies for Stoking Domestic Unrest
According to the statement, the CIA, British intelligence agencies, Israel’s Mossad and the Saudi Arabia intelligence “played an obvious role in the riots and violence.”
The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Intelligence Organization blamed intelligence organizations hailing from the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, and Saudi Arabia for sparking unrest across Iran in a joint statement published on October 28, 2022.
Per the statement, the CIA, British intelligence agencies, Israel’s Mossad and Saudi intelligence entities “played an obvious role in the riots and violence [in Iran].” Their mission was centered on undermining “the security” of Iran. The “planning and practical implementation of most of the riots was carried out by Mossad in cooperation with takfirist groups,” the statement read.
The intelligence agencies that Iranian authorities called out sent “military and espionage equipment” to their intelligence assets networks working inside of Iran. Iran even accused US intelligence agencies of training Iranian nationals, especially the cameraman who snapped the first photo of Mahsa Amini when she stayed in the hospital.
Since Amini died on September 16, riots have kicked off across Iran. Per the official report, Amini was detained by Iranian authorities for donning a headscarf in an improper manner.
As she was interrogated, she suffered a heart attack that led to her death. By contrast, the prevailing social media narrative was that Amini was beaten to death by police
On October 7, the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization released an official report that determined the cause of death, in which it stated that Amini did not receive any injuries.
Irrespective of the facts regarding Amini’s tragic demise, why should the West bother trying to insert itself in Iran’s internal affairs.
Iran is a sovereign country that can solve its own problems. And sure, it’s authoritarian in nature. But it’s not the US’s business to be policing the world or trying to turn every country into a liberal democracy.
At some point, US policymakers will have to start worrying more about the interests of American citizens and not those of people in far-flung regions of the globe.
Is that too much to ask for?