June 24, 2019

Ahmadinejad says Iran protests “going nowhere”

Half the tie salesmen in Tehran have gone out of business since Ahmadinejad came to power and made his casual fashion statement.

Iran President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the protests in Tehran and other cities are “going nowhere” and vowed to punish their leaders. Last time Newswarped heard they were going somewhere – to Azadi Square.

Mr Ahmadinejad told state television that the organisers of the protests “just wanted to tarnish the Iranian nation’s brilliance”. He said “Of course, there is a lot of hostility against the government. But they knew that they would get nowhere.” That is right Mahmoud, they got nowhere because they were blocked by riot police with batons and tear gas.

Officials have said that two people were killed and dozens wounded in Mondays clashes between protesters and security forces in Tehran.

US President Barack Obama told a news conference that “I find it ironic that you’ve got the Iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in Egypt, when in fact they have acted in direct contrast to what happened in Egypt by gunning down and beating people who were trying to express themselves peacefully.” That is tough stuff from Barack it almost sounded Republican.