Iran’s authorities on Friday condemned French President Emmanuel Macron for remarks by which he expressed solidarity with protesters offended over the demise of Mahsa Amini.
The Islamic republic has been rocked by a month of protests since Amini died after being arrested by the morality police in Tehran for allegedly violating the nation’s strict gown code for girls.
Macron on Wednesday stated France “stands by” the protesters in Iran and expressed his “admiration” for girls and youths demonstrating within the nation, whereas condemning what he known as “repression” by the authorities.
In an announcement, Iranian international ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani stated the French chief’s remarks had been “meddlesome” and served to encourage “violent folks and legislation breakers”.
Kanani stated it was “shocking” that Paris was condemning Iran’s safety forces for coping with “violent folks and rioters” whereas it was threatening to make use of power in response to “labour strikes within the oil and gasoline sector” in France.
“That is clear hypocrisy and proves as soon as once more that human rights within the dictionary of many pretentious Western governments are nothing greater than a toy and a instrument to realize political targets and intervene within the affairs of different international locations,” he added.
Macron’s authorities has compelled some refinery employees again to work to open gas depots after three weeks of blockades, a transfer that infuriated unions however was upheld by a courtroom on Friday.
4 of the nation’s seven refineries stay shut, and round a 3rd of France’s service stations are both low on petrol or utterly dry, in accordance with the power transition ministry.