Khamenei’s condemnation was not only reserved for Washington and London. He also accused Israel, an exiled dissident group Mojahedin-e-Khalq and “a wealthy government” in the Gulf, in reference to Saudi Arabia, for trying to stir up legitimate protests for other purposes.
As Iran struggles to control spiralling unrest, Iran’s geopolitical foes have backed marginal opposition groups and voiced hopes for “regime change.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement addressing the ongoing mass protests in Iran and highlighting the apparent ambitions of some regional and international powers to turn the country's internal affairs into a vehicle for advancing their interests. "This is Iran’s internal affair," Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, according to TASS