The Iranian UN envoy, Gholamali Khoshroo, has accused the United States of interfering “in a grotesque way” in its internal affairs on Wednesday, after a series of tweets by US President Donald Trump supported Iranian protesters to continue their uprising against the government.
In a letter to the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Khoshroo said: “The President and Vice President of the United States, in their numerous absurd tweets, incited Iranians to engage in disruptive acts.”
Khoshroo accused the US of “crossing every limit” of international laws “governing the civilized conduct of international relations,” calling for a condemnation of Washington’s statements.
Trump has unleashed a series of tweets with the beginning of the Iranian uprising supporting protesters and the removal of the regime.
His latest tweet promised that Iranians “will see great support from the US at the appropriate time!”
The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their “pockets.” The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The U.S. is watching!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government. You will see great support from the United States at the appropriate time!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Khoshroo added that the protests happening in several Iranian cities for the past week are merely limited movements run by external factions that are against the 1978 revolution, stressing that “the right to protest is mentioned and guaranteed in the Iranian constitution.”
Iran’s complaint coincides with their own interferences in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Lebanon.
Tehran has proven to be a key player in Syria, sending forces from the Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah to support Assad regime forces since the beginning of the Syrian crisis.
Yemen still suffers from the Houthi militia coup, backed by Iran. The militia has seized the capital Sanaa, while committing war crimes and recruiting children, in addition to destabilizing the country’s economy.
Iran was also proven to have smuggled rockets and weapons used by the Houthis in their attacks, where Houthi ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabian soil proved to be made in Iran.
In Lebanon, the country's division gap is increasing because of Iranian-backed Hezbollah, who refuse to give up their arms and continue to intervene in political matters, prompting Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to resign before reconsidering his decision later.
The protests currently sweeping Iran are being considered the largest challenge to the Iranian regime since the Green Movement uprising in 2009 after the re-election of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
At least 21 people have died in the demonstrations that thousands of people are taking part in, which began as protests against economic hardship.