Tehran (IP) - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani denounced US support for rioters and hooligans who damage public property, calling on the public to remain alert vis-a-vis enemies' plots.

Iran Press/ Iran news: Chairing the open session of the parliament on Monday, Ali Larijani referred to US support for rioters and violent protesters in Iran, and said the US hypocrisy and duplicity indicates its intention to make unrest in Iran.

At the beginning of the meeting, Larijani thanked the Leader's support for the decision of the heads of Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary Branches to increase the price of gasoline, saying effort should be made so that the increase would not affect the price of other commodities and people's livelihoods.

He also pointed to the speech of the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday and said that the leader's stress on the security of the country and unity of the officials in confronting saboteurs indicates the enemies' multifold plots against Iran.

Larijani stated that the lawmakers pursue people's economic concerns, leaving no room for the US and its allies to disturb Iran.

The parliament speaker stressed that the country's affairs should be addressed in a calm atmosphere.

The government decided on Friday to cut gas subsidies to fund support for the poor. Gasoline in Iran still remains among the cheapest in the world, despite prices jumping 50%. 

On Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker َAli Larijani and Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi convened a session of the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination and agreed that all state bodies will fully cooperate in implementing the decision. 


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