"Foreign forces are spreading misleading information...", Iran's top minister tells NDTV on anti-government protests

"Foreign forces are spreading misleading information...", Iran's top minister tells NDTV on anti-government protests

Iran's foreign minister, who has been facing international condemnation and criticism for months of anti-hijab protests, has accused foreign forces of spreading misinformation about Iran. Speaking to NDTV about the anti-government protests, Iran's top minister said, "Foreign forces are spreading misleading information." The government of Iran has also been continuously accused of using excessive force against the protesters.

In an exclusive interview given to NDTV, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Baqeri said that "foreign forces are creating a false narrative about Iran". Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister was answering NDTV's questions on the ongoing protests in Iran. After the death of Mehsa Amini in police custody on September 16, Iran has been accusing its foreign enemies of inciting protests in the country.

A 22-year-old Iranian girl of Kurdish origin died after three days in the Heart of the moral police in Tehran. She was accused of violating the Islamic Republic's compulsory hijab law.

When asked how worried Iran's government was after two months of protests, the Iranian deputy foreign minister said, "In the name of Allah, I want to emphasize that criticism and protest are the pillars of democracy and that The basis of our religious beliefs is also in the Iranian constitution. People are given rights and we all have a duty to listen to different people's opinions and criticism."

He added, “We have to keep in mind the difference between a peaceful assembly and a violent assembly. At the same time, we also have to take care of foreign interference in Iran's internal affairs, who are creating dirty stories about the events happening in Iran, which are their own. in the interests."

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