The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) threatened the Iranian protesters across the country that if the protests continue, they will receive a “decisive and revolutionary response”.
In its statement on Monday, IRGC claimed that the recent protests in Iran led to “glee and support from the evil officials of the United States.”
The statement refers to the protesters as “agitators and hoodlums” and advised the people not to be impacted by “the false and evil echo chambers of the enemy’s networks of satellite and online channels.
The Intelligence Ministry also issued a statement claiming that the main culprits of the events of last few days have been identified and necessary measures are being taken against them.
Josep Borrell: Like Americans, Europe is concerned about Iran’s role in the region
While talking about the rising tensions between Tehran and Washington, EU foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell said Europe is just as concerned as the United States about Iran’s role in the countries of the region.
Borrell added: “Just imagine if Iran had nuclear weapons right now, in what position would we be? It was only the nuclear deal that prevented it. The same deal that Trump calls it a bad one.”
Borrell went on to say that the European Union has many options in preventing Iran from having nuclear weapons, clarifying that he is not only referring to military options.
11 arrested in Fars province for Instagram activities
The police chief of Marvdasht city in Fars province announced that 11 citizens have been arrested for running an Instagram page that “created an atmosphere of negativity toward the city officials”.
He continued: “The admins published some material against some government offices and organizations and made some accusations” He added: “They were creating a lack of trust for the officials and organizations in their audience and disrupted the security and the political atmosphere of the city.”
Most social media are blocked in Iran and many activists have been arrested for activities on social media.
IRGC: we have not separated the victims of the November protests
The commander of Mohammad Rasulullah said that the victims of November’s protests have not been separated and there are no statistics available.
Yazdi said on Wednesday: “We have not yet separated those who were martyred and those who were there by accident or those killed by the thugs and agitators, or the thugs and agitators who were killed.”
There is still no official report of the number of protesters killed in November protests in Iran.
Two Iranian diplomats were deported from Albania
The foreign ministry of Albania deported two diplomats of the Islamic Republic of Iran from Albania.
The foreign minister of Albania released a statement on Wednesday on social media identifying the two diplomats as Mohammad Ali Arzpeyma and Ahmad Hosseini Alast.
They have been expelled for “activities unrelated to their diplomatic role”.
The two have been asked to leave the Albanian Republic immediately.
Albania had expelled the Islamic Republic ambassador and another diplomat in December of 2018 for undermining national security.
Chief of Tehran’s police: No agitator was hurt during the November protests
Hossein Rahimi, the chief of police of Greater Tehran claimed that during the November protests in Iran, many ordinary people were hurt but not a single agitator was hurt. He did not clarify his method of distinction between agitators and ordinary people.
He continued: “Many had packed their suitcases to come back to Iran and thought they were about to take control of the country.”