Press Shia – Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami strongly blasted Washington and Tel Aviv for their plots to manipulate social networks and the cyberspace to hatch their conspiracies.
Press Shia Agency – Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Khatami said, "We are not against cyberspace; we are in agreement with sound cyberspace using the internal capacities and without enemies' interference."
The cleric cautioned people and officials about enemy's conspiracies, and said that the enemy is misusing the new communication tools, including telegram and Instagram to achieve its goals.
His remarks came after unrests in Iran last month. Iranians in a number of major cities started to protest against economic situation and shortcomings on December 28, 2017, but the protests turned violent in some parts due to the provocations orchestrated from outside the country.
US President Donald Trump in several tweets supported the recent unrests in Iran.