Iran's Foreign Ministry Slams UNHR Chief's Statement on Protests in Country's South-West
Bachelet on Friday accused the Iranian government of using excessive force to quell violent protests that broke out in the southwestern province of Khuzestan over a water shortage.
Khatibzadeh reportedly explained that the water crisis in the province was triggered by natural causes, and was one of the consequences of the "unilateral coercive measures" the US slapped on the Islamic Republic, apparently referring to the so-called "maximum pressure" campaign launched by the administration of former US president Donald Trump.
Bought western politicians (incl #LyingCheatingStealing Pompeo) sell themselves cheap for a Europe-hosted circus arranged by a once Saddam-backed terrorist cult with Iranian blood on its hands.— Saeed Khatibzadeh (@SKhatibzadeh) July 10, 2021
Insatiable thirst for $$ & anti-Iran obsession is driving shameful western hypocrisy.
Citizens have been protesting in Iran's southwest over an acute water shortage triggered by a drought - the most severe in 50 years. Protesters have blamed the government for poor water management and are demanding access to clean water. The most violent protests hit the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, where, according to Fars News Agency, the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz, considered a terrorist organisation by Tehran, has once again gained ground.
Day 10 of #IranProtests— M. Hanif Jazayeri (@HanifJazayeri) July 24, 2021
Residents of Tabriz (East Azerbaijan Province) chant: "Azerbaijan is awake. We will support Khuzestan"
Protests began over severe water shortage in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran. The MEK report similar protests in Lorestan, Tehran, Bushehr & Isfahan pic.twitter.com/2AWIpjunmH
#BREAKING— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) July 23, 2021
July 23—Mahshahr, SW #Iran
More scenes of protesters holding their ground despite massive gunfire.
Reports indicate regime officials have ordered units of Iraq's Hashd Shaabi militias into Khuzestan to quell protests.#IranProtests #خوزستان_در_خون pic.twitter.com/EPkgxO2wUA