US must end economic terrorism, not shed crocodile tears: Iranian FM
The Iranian Foreign Minister confirms that an investigation was ordered into the death of young Iranian journalist Mahsa Amini.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed Tuesday that the United States must end its economic terrorism against Iran, instead of shedding crocodile tears.
On Twitter, Amir-Abdollahian pointed out that "an investigation was ordered into tragic death of Mahsa, who, as President said, was just like our own daughters."
According to the Iranian Minister, "to Iran, human rights are of inherent value unlike those who see it a tool against adversaries."
An investigation was ordered into tragic death of Mahsa, who, as President said, was just like our own daughters.— H.Amirabdollahian امیرعبداللهیان (@Amirabdolahian) September 20, 2022
To Iran, human rights are of inherent value- unlike those who see it a tool against adversaries.
Instead of shedding crocodile tears, US must end #EconomicTerrorism
"Instead of shedding crocodile tears, US must end economic terrorism," he mentioned.
Mahsa Amini is a young Iranian journalist 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.
Following the incident, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called Amini's family on Sunday, confirming that he had ordered the incident to be investigated carefully.
"Your daughter is like my own daughter, and I feel that this incident happened to one of my loved ones. Please accept my condolences," Raisi told Amini's family.
Earlier, Iranian Judiciary Chief, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei, stressed that the judiciary will closely investigate the case of Amini's death, assuring her family that he has ordered the judicial bodies to carry out a thorough investigation of the case.
The story as it is
Al Mayadeen decided to investigate the topic and get to the bottom of the story. 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.
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 video shows that there was no violence and no beating whatsoever and that not even an arrest was made. Official sources told Al Mayadeen that Amini had a brain tumor and that she has been undergoing treatment for some time prior to the incident. Medical records confirm Amini's multiple visits to the hospital for treatment.
In this context, and despite the overwhelming proof that refutes the western media's claims, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi refused to remain silent and ordered the Minister of Interior in Iran to launch an investigation with urgency and accuracy into the incident and to submit a full report of the results.