Iran vice-president warns of penalties if regional states are concerned in unrest

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FILE PHOTO – Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri speaks throughout a information convention after a gathering with Iraq’s high Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf, south of Baghdad, February 18, 2015. Information/Alaa Al-Marjani

DUBAI (Information) – Iranian Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday warned regional nations of unspecified dire penalties whether it is confirmed that they meddled to stoke unrest in Iran, the semi-official information company Fars reported.

“Some nations within the area ought to know that they are going to be not have a simple life within the area if clues are discovered that present they intervened to create unrest in Iran,” stated Jahangiri, quoted by Fars.

Iran has blamed “thugs” linked to exiles and international foes – america, Israel and Saudi Arabia – for stirring up unrest following hikes in gasoline costs.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Enhancing by Kirsten Donovan