The latest news and views about the anti-government protest rallies across Iran which started in late December 2017
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Many Iranian people across the country attended gatherings on Monday to mark the “epic of Dey 9”, a day in which millions of demonstrators held nation-wide rallies to pledge allegiance to the Islamic establishment in 2009.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the United States knows it cannot bring the Islamic Republic to its knees through its maximum pressure policy.
A spokesman for the Guardian Council, Iran’s vetting body, says the country has always listened “with open ears” to peaceful demonstrators, but security forces had a duty during last month’s violent riots to deal with acts of vandalism and sabotage.
An official at Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has categorically dismissed a report by the Reuters news agency that claimed a death toll of around 1,500 people during recent riots over fuel price hikes.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has rejected as hasty and counterproductive a resolution by the European parliament about the recent unrest in the country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has condemned US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent propaganda show against Iran, saying such insulting remarks will get Americans nowhere.
The Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights has dismissed the “bogus” allegations that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has recently made against the Islamic Republic over the recent riots in the country.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the Supreme National Security Council to show “Islamic mercy” to the people involved in the recent unrest in the country.