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The US State Department on Wednesday criticized what it called the "misuse of Iranian resources" by the Iranian authorities and the interference of the Tehran government in a number of regional conflicts.
"The Iranian government is wasting the resources of its people, both through its adventures in Syria, its support for Hezbollah, Hamas or the Huthis, or its ambitions to develop its nuclear program," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
"This will add to the suffering of the Iranian people, and as I said before, no one should be surprised that protests continue in Iran," the statement said.
The statement stressed that "the Iranian people demand not to waste their wealth and distribute them fairly and that Iranian leaders respond to their legitimate demands."
The State Department's statement referred to renewed protests in several Iranian cities, reflecting the community's concerns about the difficult economic and living conditions that have been declining recently.
The State Department condemned "the methods of the Iranian authorities, which rely on repression and imprisonment of demonstrators and depriving them of their rights."
"The Iranian people are tired of corruption, injustice and inefficiency of their leaders. The world hears the voice of the people of Iran."
The latest demonstrations are an extension of the protests in Iran late last year and early this year.
Instead of Iranian leader Ali Khamenei or his Revolutionary Guard taking economic measures to reassure Iranian markets, the two threatened to tackle the "oppressors of economic security."