The Legitimate Desk
Russia accused the United States on Friday of interfering in Iranian affairs as the UN Security Council prepared to hold a meeting at Washington’s request on deadly protests in Iran.
“The United States continues to interfere both openly and covertly in the internal affairs of other countries. They do so shamelessly, and this is how we view the American initiative to convene the UN Security Council over a situation that is of purely national concern in Iran,” said Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
21 people died and hundreds have been arrested since December 28 as protests over economic woes turned against the Iranian regime as a whole, with attacks on government buildings and police stations.