The grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic Ruhollah Khomeini says European countries are now disappointed with the inability to topple of the regime.
“Those who seek to overthrow the Islamic Republic must be disappointed. Europeans behave differently when they see they cannot overthrow the Islamic Republic,” Hassan Khomeini claimed on Thursday.
Speaking at the mausoleum of his grandfather, Khomeini added that the decision of the judiciary chief and the proposal for the amnesty of prisoners last year was very helpful in “disappointing the enemies”.
Using the term “Enemies” is a favorite of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to refer to the United States, Israel, US allies in the region and in Europe.
“Anything that can be used to overcome internal conflicts… creates hope and guarantees the survival of the Islamic Republic.”
In February, Khamenei agreed to pardon some prisoners and reduce sentences for those arrested during anti-government protests in recent months.
In a letter judiciary chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei sent to Khamenei young protesters were highlighted, with the caveat that they “were deceived by enemy propaganda,” and since then have expressed remorse.
However, human rights activists including Narges Mohammadi, slammed the Supreme Leader’s amnesty as a sham to feign compassion to the Western world.
In a letter written to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva from inside Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, she said the announcement reflects a “politics of the Islamic Republic [which] is based on lies”.