Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has denounced the recent poisoning of schoolgirls in the city of Kashan as “unforgivable” after the incident sparked widespread public anger. According to reports, over 50 students were hospitalized after drinking contaminated water at their school, with some remaining in critical condition.
The poisoning sparked demonstrations across the country, with many protesters criticizing the government and demanding accountability for those responsible. In response to the public outcry, Khamenei issued a statement condemning the incident and calling for swift action to be taken.
“Those responsible for the poisoning of our young girls have committed an unforgivable crime,” Khamenei said. “Their actions have put innocent lives at risk and caused widespread suffering. We must do everything in our power to ensure that justice is served and that such incidents do not occur again.”
The Iranian authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, with officials stating that they suspect the contamination was caused by negligence or sabotage. Meanwhile, parents of the affected students have called for the closure of the school and for those responsible to be held accountable.
The poisoning comes at a time of heightened tensions in Iran, with the country facing economic sanctions, political instability and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many Iranians have expressed frustration at the government’s handling of these issues, with some blaming officials for failing to address the country’s problems.
Despite this, Khamenei urged calm and unity in the face of the crisis, emphasizing the importance of national solidarity and collective action.
“We must remain steadfast and resolute in the face of these challenges,” he said. “We must work together to overcome them and build a better future for our children and our country.”