Iran to file lawsuit against US over unrest: Official
Deputy Chief of the Iranian Judiciary and secretary of the High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi says that “a court in Tehran will determine the extent of the damage and issue the appropriate verdict against the US”.
The United States is taking it upon itself to carry out a series of "aggressive steps" to support the Iranians who participated in the riots that took place in the Islamic Republic over 22-year-old Mahsa Amini's death, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said almost a week ago.
Today, Iran announced that it will sue the United States for its direct role and involvement in the country's recent chaos.
Deputy Chief of the Iranian Judiciary and Secretary of the High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi said that “a court in Tehran will determine the extent of the damage and issue the appropriate verdict against the US”.
Gharibabadi detailed the destructive role that the Iran International and BBC Persian TV Networks played in inciting violence, mobilizing riots, and damaging public and private property in Iran.
“These two networks and their agents should be added to the list of terrorist groups and individuals. Also, documented cases about the actions of these networks are being compiled and judicial actions will be pursued against them in domestic and foreign courts soon,” Gharibabadi stressed.
“In the meantime, the role of the countries that host and support these networks, that is, England and Saudi Arabia, will not be neglected by the relevant governmental apparatuses,” he added.
The top Iranian figure also recalled the attacks on Iranian diplomatic sites and individuals that occurred in several countries.
“All diplomatic places and agents must be immune from any aggression, assault, and damage, and the hosting country must fulfill its duty and take all the necessary measures in order to protect and prevent any attack and damage to diplomatic places and agents,” he tersely stated.
In another context, speaking at the Cabinet Meeting last Sunday night, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi referred to the US government's "unsparing support" for stoking unrest and insecurity in Iran and pointed out the US President's "baseless statements," in which he permits himself to sow "chaos, terror, and destruction" in another nation.
Mahsa Amini is a young Iranian woman whose case has been exploited by several Western media outlets in order to further promote Iranophobia by fabricating lies and making use of her medical condition that led to her death, merely for political purposes.
Mainstream and social media outlets were swarmed with trumped-up news, as some media outlets, mostly Western, claimed that an alleged brutal arrest led to the death of Amini.
After contacting several official sources in Iran, Al Mayadeen learned that Amini was never assaulted, beaten, or abused, and the proof was CCTV footage that slammed western reports as fake and fabricated.
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Washington threatened to "try Iranian government officials" who participated in the "crackdown" on rioters, according to what Sullivan told CNN.
The US official said he met earlier in the week with Iranian "activists" operating outside of Iran to hear their proposals on how the US could support the riots in Iran.
The incident, recorded by the CCTV, shows a female police officer approaching Amini and pointing at her hijab. Amini and the officer entered into a verbal disagreement, after which the officer turned around and left Amini alone.
At this point, and without any physical altercation taking place between the two - contrary to western media reports which claimed that Amini was brutally beaten - Amini fainted and it was later reported that she fell into a coma. The police officer can be seen rushing to support Amini to prevent her from falling. Amini was then transferred to the hospital for treatment.
The Iranian Legal Medicine Organization has lately concluded that Amini's death was due to cerebral hypoxia, which led to hypotension and multiple organ failure. According to reports, Amini underwent brain surgery at the Milad Hospital in Tehran when she was eight years old, which later caused a number of health complications.
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