40 foreign citizens arrested in the antigovernmental riots in Iran
Individuals working for anything except Iran's interest
Iranian judiciary spokesperson Massoud Setayeshi asserted that 40 foreign nationals were arrested during the illegitimate anti-government riots in Iran, according to Iranian state television.
The riots witnessed in Iran as of recent have unveiled plans drawn by the country's enemies, whose true intentions were exposed when they ordered killing and terror," he said in a press conference.
Setayeshi advised rioters to read some history and "see how the Iranian people deal with terrorists," adding that the "people today are calling on the state to firmly confront the terrorists, murderers, economy disrupters as well as media terrorists who are seeking the destruction of Iran."
On Sunday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi warned the US and its allies against supporting the riots in Iran, stressing that doing so will be against their interests.
On October 2, Iran's Shura Council confirmed that over 45,000 foreign intelligence servicepersons were behind the riots, mostly from western countries, adding that it possessed evidence to back its claims.
On October 19, the Iranian Fars news agency said the German Embassy played a role "in igniting the riots in the country, and embassy officials held meetings with officials of a number of other European embassies to expand the conflict and tension in Iran."