A look at the Capitol riots of what the United States has been trying to export for decades, Iranian foreign ministry says



Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said last year’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC by supporters of then-President Donald Trump had many lessons for Americans.

“On January # 6, the world got a glimpse of what the United States has been trying to export to other countries for decades. Chaos was foreseeable when Trump was not held accountable for his illegal conduct around the world. What goes around comes around. The United States has a lot to learn, ”Khatibzadeh wrote in a post on his Twitter page Thursday evening.

He added: “Chaos was foreseeable when Trump was not held accountable for his illegal conduct around the world. “

“The more it changes, the more it is the same. The United States has a lot to learn,” said the senior Iranian diplomat.

On January 6 last year, a rally of Trump supporters turned into a riot when protesters broke into the United States Capitol building to prevent the certification of Electoral College voting results.

Protesters attacked police, vandalized the Capitol and sent members of Congress and then Vice President Mike Pence to run for their lives.

Democrats have argued that the riot last January was an insurgency based on disinformation spread by Trump who alleges he is the real winner of the 2020 presidential election, not Joe Biden.

A new poll has found that 60% of Americans believe Trump’s level of responsibility for the attack was either significant or important.

Trump is often cited by the US media as the one who incites his supporters to storm the premises of Congress in the hope of overturning the election results.

A committee tasked with investigating the events of the January 6 riot has issued dozens of subpoenas to current and former Trump associates.

At least five people died in the attack, including a policeman. More than 725 people have since been arrested and charged for their role in the January 6 riot.

United States Attorney General Merrick Garland has vowed to hold anyone responsible for the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol, at whatever level.

“The Justice Department remains committed to holding all January 6 perpetrators accountable at all levels under the law, whether they were present that day or whether they were criminally responsible for the attack on our democracy, ”Garland said.

Last month, President Biden enacted a bill introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar and Roy Blunt that gives the Capitol Police chief the power to request emergency assistance from the National Guard.

A poll, meanwhile, found that more than half of Americans believe similar unrest could occur within the next two years.



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