Iran blames U.S., Britain, Saudis for current unrest – Forward Observer Shop

Iran blames U.S., Britain, Saudis for current unrest

The Iranian regime is blaming typical boogymen for the current protests against the regime, including the United States, Saudi Arabia and Great Britain.

Ali Shamkhani, deputy chief of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, blamed the three countries for waging a new “hybrid” war against the country.

“Based on our analysis, almost 27 percent of the new hashtags, directed against Iran have been generated by the Saudi government,” Shamkhani said, adding that the interference was designed to thwart Iran’s progress in influencing regional governments.

In describing the popular unrest, President Hassan Rouhani cited domestic problems and foreign provocations, though other governments including Israel have said they have taken no part in the protests — though it would clearly be in the interests of the U.S. and other parties to foment them.

“To deal with Iran’s success in various fields, the enemies have outspokenly said that they would shift the problem to Tehran, which is their own message and has nothing to do with our analysis,” President Rouhani said. [source]

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.

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