December 31, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian official claimed on Sunday that two people who died during anti-government protests in Dorud were targeted by foreign agents and not Iranian police.
In an interview on state television, the Deputy Governor of Lorestan Province blamed demonstration violence on “enemies of the revolution, Takfiri groups and foreign agents.”
He then went onto explain that “No shots were fired by the police and security forces.”
If true, this bares resemblance to Syria in 2011 where peaceful protests were infiltrated by armed Muslim Brotherhood extremists who then went onto kill security forces and protesters to create a violent reaction.
This is consistent with Iranian media claims that radical Sunni jihadist groups based in Iran are taking advantage of the peaceful protests to infiltrate Iranian cities to conduct attacks, as reported by FRN earlier today.
Iranian officials also blamed Saudi Arabia for the protests turning violent, as reported by FRN earlier today.
The protesters initially called for economic reforms, however, the protests have quickly been hijacked by people calling for regime-change in a classic color revolution method.
However, not reported by the mainstream media is that counter-protests in support of the government, with larger attendances, are taking place all across Iran.