ArmInfo.The Council of the Armenian Community of Iran issued a statement regarding the riots that took place in the country
The document notes that the recent terrorist attacks and riots in Iran, which led to the death and injury of a number of our compatriots, as well as entailed a violation of public order and security, are the cause of extreme sadness for the Armenian community.
"Together with the followers of other religions and ethnic groups of this holy land, we are on the side of the order and power of the Islamic Republic of Iran and demand stable security of the country and bringing to justice those responsible for crimes and violations of public security.
The Armenian community in Iran has 3 archbishops in the provinces of Isfahan, Azerbaijan and Tehran, of which the community in Iranian Azerbaijan has a 700-year history," the community said in a statement, Parstoday reports.
According to the Western media reports, the death of Mahsa Amini on September 16, 2022, resulted in a series of protests in Iran. The Guidance Patrol, the religious morality police of Iran's government, arrested Amini for not wearing the hijab in accordance with government standards.
The protests began hours after Amini's death, starting at the hospital in Tehran where she was treated and quickly spreading to other parts of the country, first to Amini's hometown of Saqqez and other cities in the Kurdistan Province. In response to these demonstrations, beginning around 19 September the Iranian government implemented regional shutdowns of Internet access. In response to the protests, people held demonstrations in support of the government across several cities in Iran, in an attempt to counter the protests.
As of October 12, at least 200 protesters have been killed in the protests. There are also dead among the representatives of law enforcement officers. These are the deadliest protests since 2019. The Iranian authorities accused the US-British tandem of trying to undermine Iran from within with the support of Israel.