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Zarif reaction to recent protests in Iran
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Zarif reaction to recent protests in Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has reacted to the recent protests in Iran. He tweeted: “Iran’s security and stability depend on its own people, who – unlike the peoples of Trump’s regional “bffs” have the right to vote and to protest. These hard-earned rights will be protected, and infiltrators will not be allowed to sabotage them through violence and destruction.”

Unrest continues in Iran, Tehran still low key
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Unrest continues in Iran, Tehran still low key

From Thursday 28 December last week, protests broke out in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city and spread to other cities in a domino effect. Initially, demonstrators protested the rising food and fuel prices by shouting “no to rising costs”. But, this took on political aspects where anti-regime slogans were heard at some of the demonstrations.

Rouhani New Year message
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Rouhani New Year message

In a New Year’s message for 2018 to Armenian Iranians, President Rouhani underlined: “We are proud of an Iran that is home to Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians. We respect all divine religions as taught to us by Islam.”  

Iranian President reacts to recent protests
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Iranian President reacts to recent protests

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, in his first reaction to the recent protests in cities of Iran by pointing out to the fact that some of the economic problems facing the country are related to previous years and some to current times, also said: “However, people’s criticisms are not about the state of the economy; people are also complaining about corruption and they are demanding transparency and say that all issues should be transparent.”

Protests in Iran
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Protests in Iran

Protests have been sweeping across Iran, now in its fourth day, against the troubled economy and rising prices. Unrest began in its second largest city, Mashhad, on Thursday 28 December 2017, where people gathered outside the City Council in “Shohada” Martyrs’ Square, shouting slogans about rising food prices and the state of the economy in the country. Protests took place on the same day in Neyshabur, Yazd, and Shahrud.

Nazanin Zaghari conditional freedom
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Nazanin Zaghari conditional freedom

In a press conference of the Judiciary, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i, Judiciary spokesperson of Iran, has explained Nazanin Zaghari’s situation. In answer to a question about the British delegation’s trip to Iran and their willingness to negotiate the release of a number of prisoners and whether the Judicial system has any plans for the exchange of prisoners, including Nazanin Zaghari and Kamal Foroughi, he said: “The judiciary did not meet with the British delegation and we have not made any decisions regarding this subject. But, this is a matter for the Judiciary.”  

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