United States and Britain fail to cause Iran unrest

High Representative of European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Council Federica Mogherini

High Representative of European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Council Federica Mogherini

At least 1,000 people have been arrested in the biggest anti-government protests for almost a decade, with the judiciary saying ringleaders could face the death penalty.

The number is far higher than the 450 people Iranian authorities previously said were detained.

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei went on a social media tirade against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, calling him "psychotic" and blaming the United States for instigating a week of violent protests in the nuclear nation. He made the remarks during a speech commemorating protests against the Shah of Iran in 1978.

Khamenei added that all the moves of hostile nations against Tehran over the past 40 years were "attacks on the Islamic Revolution".

"This is due to our people's continued support".

Iran has accused the U.S., Israel and other foreign powers of inciting violence to try and overthrow the Islamic Republic.

U.K. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson told the British Parliament Tuesday that "it is vital that the people of Iran and government of Iran should understand that we in this country support right to peaceful demo within the law".

The White House also called for an immediate release of all political prisoners in Iran as civil unrest in the country continues.

On Monday, a separate judiciary official announced that a detainee had committed suicide in Tehran's Evin prison.

Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran December 30, 2017. Iran has seen its largest anti-government protests since the disputed presidential election in 2009.

Tehran and Washington have engaged in a fiery exchange of words over USA use of social media to encourage Iranians to protest.

Iran's supreme leader has taken to Twitter to attack President Donald Trump, accusing the USA leader of attempting to stir unrest after a wave of protests hit his country. It says some detainees had filmed the protests.

Recommended News

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star voting in second fan returns

    LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star voting in second fan returns

    For the last two frontcourt spots, I chose Anthony Davis who is now second in frontcourt voting and Pual George. The players polling the most outright votes in each conference will be selected as captains .
    Chrissy Teigen defends Oprah against Seal's Harvey Weinstein accusation

    Chrissy Teigen defends Oprah against Seal's Harvey Weinstein accusation

    And hashtag real-talk for a second, we all know what would happen to any one of those power abusers if they looked like me'. Winfrey's powerful Golden Globe speech also addressed speculation that she might run for 2020 presidential election.
    Margot Robbie's 'I, Tonya' is a champion bioflick

    Margot Robbie's 'I, Tonya' is a champion bioflick

    It was during the 1991 Nationals when Harding became the first American woman to land a triple axel jump in competition. Despite what she went through in the years following the attack, Harding said her faith has allowed her to persevere.
  • Infosys reports 37.6% rise in net profit in October-December 2017 quarter

    Infosys reports 37.6% rise in net profit in October-December 2017 quarter

    Infosys consolidated revenue for the quarter came in at Rs. 17794 crores, registering 1.29% QoQ increase. His predecessor Vishal Sikka quit late past year after a long-drawn public fued with Infosys' founders.
    IPhone 6 Plus $29 Battery Replacement Delayed

    IPhone 6 Plus $29 Battery Replacement Delayed

    Talking about the sale, iPhone 7 Plus (32GB ) is available at the price of Rs 56,999 which had an original price of Rs 59,000. Similar discount is offered on iPhone 8 Plus with 256 GB which is priced at Rs 78,999 from their previous price of Rs 86,000.
    Scrapping the Iran deal will only harm America's global  interests

    Scrapping the Iran deal will only harm America's global interests

    As such, it appears that Tehran continues to harbor hopes that Europe can prevent Trump from completely abandoning the JCPOA. It's important to stress that some of the popular anger in Iran that has driven the recent protests stems from the JCPOA.
  • GM plans autonomous auto  with no wheels or pedals for 2019

    GM plans autonomous auto with no wheels or pedals for 2019

    However, the Detroit automaker has been gearing up to see its last date of deploying an autonomous ride-hailing fleet next year. The company declined to identify the first states in which it plans to launch the vehicle or say when it would begin testing.
    China's trade growth cools in December

    China's trade growth cools in December

    Russian Federation estimated in 2016 that the annual trade flows between the two world powers were at $66.1 billion. China's December trade surplus with the US was $25.55 billion, compared to $27.87 billion in November.
    'Mario Tennis Aces' announced for the Nintendo Switch

    'Mario Tennis Aces' announced for the Nintendo Switch

    These include full touch screen menu support, rumble feature when shooting or throwing grenades, and a local multiplayer mode. Two new DLC waves are in the works for the Switch version of Pokken Tournament that adds new fighters and support Pokemon .
  • Everton in talks with Arsenal over Theo Walcott transfer, says Sam Allardyce

    Everton in talks with Arsenal over Theo Walcott transfer, says Sam Allardyce

    We are short of goals so to add power in our goalscoring ability would be very important for me if we can negotiate that transfer'.
    Chatham House: Nuclear weapons are vulnerable to cyber attacks

    Chatham House: Nuclear weapons are vulnerable to cyber attacks

    If systems went down, then a country believing it is under attack, when it isn't, could launch deadly nuclear warheads by mistake. He said it was unwarranted as the country already had low-yield weapons like gravity bombs and air-launched cruise missiles.
    Protester dies in Tunisia riots

    Protester dies in Tunisia riots

    The interior ministry denied he had been killed by police, saying the man's body showed no sign of any violence. Several people have been arrested in Tunis and in the coastal cities of Sousse and Bizerte.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.