Berlin, Apr 16 (AP) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has accused Iran of trying to derail democratic revolutions around the Mideast and warned Arab nations not to permit intolerance against women and religious minorities.
Clinton said Iran was clearly trying to use uprisings around the region to further its own goals and foment broader unrest while at the same time cracking down on its own reform movement.
"I think that that everyone is aware if its efforts to exploit and even hijack what are legitimate protests. But certainly in an era of instant communication we hope that people will not be fooled by their tactics."
Clinton said the US sees "no evidence yet that Iran instigated such protests but we do see activities by Iran to try to take advantage of these uprisings.