Iran slams Clinton's remarks

Iran Materials 15 February 2011 13:22 (UTC +04:00)
Iran criticized the US Secretary of State's remarks on recent events in Iran
Iran slams Clinton's remarks

Iran criticized the US Secretary of State's remarks on recent events in Iran, saying that, regional developments have made the US officials distressed, reported ISNA.

The remarks made by Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast following comments of the US Hillary Rodham Clinton who claimed, "the U.S. stands with Iran protesters."

Rallies to support Egyptian and Tunisian people began in Tehran on Monday at 11:30 GMT. Protests were also reportedly held in other cities across Iran, including Esfahan, Shiraz and Kermanshah. The opposition website Kaleme.com reported that thousands demonstrators went on the streets in the cities of Shiraz and Isfahan. The police tried to disperse the protesters. One dead, several injured in rallies.

"The US officials are stranded these days. Regional developments have made them distressed," Mehmanparast told reporters on Tuesday in his weekly briefing session.

"Recent changes in the region gave a harsh blow to domineering powers and Zionist regime's sponsors."

"Regional countries demand the US to keep out the region," he added.

Last week, Iranian opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi invited people tolaunch protest actions on Feb. 14 to support the Egyptian people. During the Monday rally Iranian protesters chanted "Death to the Dictator Khamenei" on.

Ayatullah Ali Khamenei stands on top of the pyramid of power in Iran and possesses the highest authority in the country according to the law.