Tehran said on Monday that it had evidence that Western countries were behind the protests that have roiled the country.

The attention of the UN Human Rights Council is on Iran after the country allegedly killed a nuclear scientist with a magnetic bomb attached to his car.

The death of 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman Mahsa Amini after her arrest for “inappropriate attire” sparked protests, among the most significant challenges to Iran’s religious elite since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Nasser Kanaani, a ministry spokesman, said they have specific information showing that the US, possibly other Western countries, and some of America’s friends were involved in the protests. As of writing, though, there were no definitive threats from the Iranian government proving US or Pentagon’s active intervention in the protests.

Key Figures are Speaking Out

Meanwhile, a video released online by Iran’s supreme leader’s niece on Saturday urges the world to cut ties with the Islamic Republic. The footage shows Nargess Najaf Abadi holding a banner that reads, “Any collaboration with Iran is complicity with torture and murder of civilians,” as she walks through an unidentified city.

“O free people, be with us and tell your governments to stop supporting this murderous and child-killing regime,” Moradkhani said in the video. “This regime is not loyal to any of its religious principles and does not know any rules except force and maintaining power.”

Abadi, the daughter of one of Khamenei’s sons, was reportedly detained and tortured by Iranian authorities after participating in post-election protests in 2009. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all significant matters in Iran, has repeatedly criticized the deal. In a speech last week, Khamenei called on Iran’s judiciary and security forces to take action against those he said were trying to normalize relations with Iran. Khamenei has the final say on all significant matters in Iran and has repeatedly criticized the deal.