IIranian Judiciary spokesman Masoud Setayeshi made the comment during a press briefing in Tehran on Tuesday.
He blamed anti-Iran media of inciting terrorism and violence in the country.
“The enemy is seeking to incite riots by false-flag killing scenarios and murdering people. Media terrorists order the murder of women, children and innocent people on the streets. The murderers are happy with shedding the blood of people on the streets. But try to put the blame on security forces. They should know that the Iranian nation will give a firm response to terrorists and make them regret, “Setayeshi said.
Iran has been the scene of riots over the past weeks. The riots began after 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini died in hospital on September 16, three days after she collapsed in a police station.
The riots have claimed the lives of dozens of people and security forces, while also allowing terrorist attacks across the country.