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Hezbollah: Trump, allies to be disappointed by Iran’s unrest outcome

The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement says the outcome of the recent protests in Iran will disappoint US President Donald Trump.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks on Wednesday in an interview with Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news network.

“Trump’s hopes have been disappointed” as will the hopes of “all those who bet that the protests would grow and lead to the fall of the government and chaos in Iran,” he added.

According to Press TV, he further stressed that the unrest was sparked by economical factors that were exploited by external forces.

“America, Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia have entered the crisis in Iran,” he said.

Nasrallah went on to express confidence that Iran will bring the riots under full control.

“In Iran there is nothing to worry about and the issue is being taken seriously… The size of the protests is not large,” he added.

Meanwhile, the chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said that enemies have been struggling to pose cultural and economic threats to the Islamic Republic, which has stood up to their hegemonic moves.

In reaction to recent protests in some Iranian cities, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari added that Iran’s enemies “are doomed to failure” with regard to the riots.

Last week, a number of peaceful protests over economic grievances started in several cities, but those gatherings suspiciously changed color and turned ugly when groups of participants, some of them armed, launched attacks on public property, police stations and religious sites.

On Wednesday, Iranians from all walks of life took to the streets in several cities to condemn the violence.

The participants voiced support for the Islamic establishment and shouted slogans against the US and the Israeli regime for backing the riots.

The Wednesday rallies were held in different towns and cities, including Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Bushehr, Abadan, Gorgan and the holy city of Qom.

Several other cities are slated to hold similar demonstrations on Thursday, while people in Tehran will hold a rally following Friday prayers.