Speaking in a ceremony on Thursday, General Jafari said, “What was proven in this sedition (the recent riots and unrest in Iran) was the enemy’s embarrassment because the enemies failed despite extensive planning to trigger the third [wave of] local sedition against the Islamic Republic, and that was because of Iranian people’s 40-year resistance.
According to a report by the Persian-language Fars News Agency, the general said Iranians, some of whom had even staged protests over the economic problems they had, drew a line between themselves and rioters as soon as they found out that anti-revolutionary elements and hypocrites were cashing in on the situation.
“Many of those who had taken to the streets in the early days to express their objection over their livelihood situation staged mass [pro-establishment] rallies in recent days to condemn the anti-revolutionary moves, which sows the Iranian nation’s prudence and faith,” General Jafari underlined.
He further said that the enemy is planning to mount an economic war and impose sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The top commander urged officials to redouble their efforts to protect low-income families against economic pressures and solve their economic problems.