President Ebrahim Raisi held a press a conference in New York on Thursday, warning protesters on streets across Iran that "acts of chaos" are not acceptable.
Speaking at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, claimed that he had ordered an investigation into the case of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died last week due to severe head trauma after being arrested for wearing “improper hijab."
However, authorities have not arrested any police official or provided any details about the progress investigation.
"There is freedom of expression in Iran ... but acts of chaos, riots and vandalism are unacceptable,” Raisi said referring to protesters who have taken to the streets across the country to vent their fury over Mahsa’s death, the biggest protests in the Islamic Republic since 2019.
According to information obtained by Iran International, Raisi's team told US media managers that they are free to ask anything about the status of the talks to revive the nuclear deal but no question on Iran protests. Media have responded that "it's not possible."
Correspondents from major meida outles, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Reuters were removed from the list of invitees for Raisi's press conference.
Protesters in Tehran and other cities torched police stations and vehicles as public outrage over the death showed no signs of abating, with reports of casualties among protesters security forces coming under attack.