ArmInfo. It is the United States that stands beyond the ongoing processes in Iran, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Arman Navasardyan says.
According to him, considering the developments in Iran, one can not ignore geopolitical processes and the situation in the region.'' Having studied the US foreign policy doctrine presented by President Donald Trump in early December of last year, we can confidently say that Iran is a target of US foreign policy, so there is no doubt that Washington is undoubtedly in doubt over the situation in Iran, it is obvious that the US made mistakes in its calculations on Tehran, Navasardian said at a press conference in Yerevan on January 10.
At the same time, he expressed his conviction that the situation around the Iranian nuclear program contributed to the rocking of the situation in Iran. He recalled that in the last period between Tehran and Washington there were serious disagreements on this issue, and so far no compromise has been reached. "I am deeply convinced that sooner or later Iran will have nuclear weapons, and I believe that both Armenia and the region will benefit from this circumstance, as Tehran is an important geopolitical player dominating the region priority partners, and we will hope that we, too, are such for the IRI, "the diplomat said. At the same time, he expressed the conviction that a number of bilateral projects are not being promoted through the fault of the Armenian side, and not the Iranian one.
In turn, oriental expert Hrachya Hakobyan, sees the political footprint behind the protests in Iran. According to him, too badly chosen city was chosen for social rebellion. Moreover, according to him, almost two-thirds of those who attended these metings were wearing black religious clothes, which indicates that behind the rallies were some political forces. "And the fact that no one took responsibility for organizing rallies in a number of cities in the country is due to the fact that it can be punished even with the death penalty," the expert said.
Note that in large cities of Iran, among which Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Rasht, since December 28, 2017 mass protests have taken place, lasting until January 3. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the protests are caused by internal problems in the country, as well as by incitement from other countries. In total, during the protest actions, 20 people were killed, including one police officer.
During the protests in Iran, about 3.7 thousand people were detained. Mahmud Sadeghi, a member of the Education Committee in the country's parliament, said that it is impossible to name the exact number of detained students, since these individuals were detained by various law enforcement agencies and security. Iranian ex-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was also among detainees.