The US is not sympathetic toward the Iranian people, but supports spread of chaos, Press TV reported.
The Iranian government decided to standardize gas mileage and increase fuel prices, saying the proceeds will be used to help those in need.
This decision led to protests in a number of Iranian cities, some of which were marred by violence. According to official figures, over 100 banks and shops were set on fire and looted as a result of the riots. During the clashes, one policeman died and about 1000 are detained.
Pompeo took to Twitter on the same day, supporting the violent acts of rioters and writing, “As I said to the people of Iran almost a year and a half ago: The United States is with you.”
Reacting to Pompeo’s “interventionist” remarks, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Sunday said, “The dignified people of Iran are well aware that such hypocritical remarks contain no honest sympathy and the [violent] actions of a group of anarchists and saboteurs who are supported by the likes of him are by no means in line with the conduct and behavior of the majority of the understanding and insightful Iranian people.”
In an interview with BBC Persian last November, Pompeo said that Iranian officials must listen to Washington “if they want their people to eat.”