The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Intelligence Organization on Friday issued a joint press statement accusing foreign spy agencies from the US, the UK, and Israel of being involved in the country’s violent riots over the past weeks.
According to the statement, the CIA, British intelligence agencies, and Israel’s Mossad played an obvious role in the riots and violence in Iran.
“Their goal was to undermine the security of the country. The planning and practical implementation of most of the riots was carried out by Mossad in cooperation with takfirist groups,” the statement said.
“Continuous and precise intelligence monitoring in the past year as well as acquired documents during the recent unrest reveals numerous examples and undeniable references of the all-out role of the American terrorist regime in designing, implementing, and maintaining the unrest,” the statement continued.
In this statement the Iranian intelligence organizations accused Washington of allocating billions of dollars every year to find elements in Iran and connect them to “Western networks under the cover of human rights activities and promotion of democracy.”
The statement further claims that in the past years, US and Israeli intelligence services have made extensive efforts to “transfer money and arm criminals with weapons to enable them to carry out sabotage operations against important centers and facilities, and use violence against the civilians, police forces and the Basij [militia].”
In addition to those claims, Iran also indicated that foreign agents try to influence citizens in the form of teachers, general workers, and students through the “creation of fake syndicates and leaders” intended to “cause chaos” in the Islamic Republic.
Riots have been going on in Iran for over a month following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on 16 September, after being detained by the country’s morality police for wearing a headscarf “improperly”.