'Israel' pessimistic about Iran 'collapse': Israeli media
Israeli media says that "Tel Aviv's" security establishment is concerned about the "dream" of Iran's fall.
The Israeli occupation is closely following the events in Iran, and the Israeli security complex is highly pessimistic about the ongoing protests' success rate, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.
In response to a question about whether the Israeli security establishment was following the events in Iran, Channel 13 military commentator Or Heller confirmed that they are.
"Yes, in light of the news coming from Iran, there is always a desire and a dream for Iran to collapse from within... this dream has persisted since the 1979 Khomeini-led revolution," Heller said.
"Still, after we spoke with all the officials in the security establishment this evening in Israel, I can say the following: the security establishment is pessimistic about the success rates of the ongoing protests in Iran and their consecutive success in bringing about change [in the Islamic Republic]," the Israeli correspondent said.
Israeli media reported Saturday that "the authorities in Iran succeeded in damping down the wave of protests, as there is a very clear decline in their magnitude and strength," noting that "the US efforts have not worked."
Earlier that day, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported that the protests in Iran went down by 90% all over the Islamic Republic by Friday night, attributing the decrease to pro-government protestors that took to the streets that opposed the anti-government protests.
Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi stated on Friday that some social networking sites took an active role in directing the riots and igniting the fires, adding that many elements of the riots were the result of training received using these sites.
The anti-government protests in Iran ended up dwindling, to the dismay of the Israeli occupation, while demonstrations against the riots and in favor of the government increased respectively.
The demonstrators expressed their dissatisfaction with the riots, condemned the actions of the rioters, and called on law enforcement and the judiciary to take decisive measures against the vandals.
The original riot-turned demonstrations took place in the aftermath of a young woman's death that the West rushed to capitalize on, claiming that the Iranian police murdered her.
Afterward, the Iranian police published CCTV footage documenting the last moments of the young Iranian girl, Mahsa Amini, at the police station. The Tehran police said the footage proved that the 22-year-old was not subjected to any violence or physical abuse.
The demonstrations were organized in many cities, namely: Tehran, Isfahan, Kashan, Shiraz, Mazandaran, Yasuj, Bandar Abbas, Qom, Qazvin, Gilan, and Bojnord, among others.
The demonstrators then issued a statement denouncing riots, acts of sabotage, and vandalism that hurt the interests of the Iranian people.