Iran's Raisi says Mahsa Amini's death has 'saddened' everyone

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi delivers a speech during the ceremony of the National Army Day parade in Tehran, Iran April 18, 2022. President Website/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Wednesday that the death of a young woman in custody had "saddened" everyone in the Islamic Republic, but warned that "chaos" would not be accepted amid spreading violent protests over Mahsa Amini's death.

He also defended security forces that have clashed with demonstrators in the past two weeks across Iran.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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