Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, Iran's judiciary chief, warned against what he called "economic saboteurs" who could face capital punishment and up to 20 years in jail.
These latest protests have hit Iranian commercial areas, including the sprawling, historic warrens of Tehran's Grand Bazaar, the home of conservative merchants who backed the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution and overthrow of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. This compares to around 43,000 at the end of previous year. Facing potential escalations again, Iranian officials have threatened a crackdown.
Analysts say the Indian government is unlikely to heed the USA call.
He added that the USA is the dominant economic power in the world and its strategic objective is to force Iran to exit the JCPOA.
"It is our duty to work in coordination and synergy to help the government and other branches overcome economic woes and foil enemy plots for an economic war and psychological warfare", he said.
"We're going to isolate streams of Iranian funding and looking to highlight the totality of Iran's malign behavior across the region", the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters. On Wednesday, the rial rallied somewhat to 78,500.
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Planned Parenthood, in which the Supreme Court ruled that states can not place an "undue burden" on patients seeking abortion. Whoever replaces him will have a massive sway in the direction of the nation's highest court, possibly for decades to come.
The rial is under heavy pressure from the USA sanctions threat.
"Even in the worst case, I promise that the basic needs of Iranians will be provided".
This may cut Iran's hard currency earnings from oil exports, and the prospect is triggering a panicked flight of Iranians' savings from the rial into dollars.
In response to the U.S.' statements, Iran responded in a similar way as it does in general.
In his tweet, Pompeo said "Iran's corrupt regime" is "wasting the country's resources" on backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and funding the Islamist Hizballah and Hamas movements, as well as the Shi'te Huthi rebels in Yemen, while "Iranians struggle". "Slogans have targeted both sides", - meaning both reformists and hardliners in Iran's government, said Middle East analyst Raman Ghavami.