Protests should not create threats to the country, said President of Iran Hassan Rouhani in connection with the beginning of last week’s protest rallies in which the participants act against the government because of the deteriorating economic situation.
“Our people will deal with this minority that sings slogans, the essence of which is contrary to the aspirations of the Iranians and offends the values of our revolution”, – quotes “Interfax” statement by Rouhani. According to him, we are talking about the rioters and violators of the law.
Iranian media reported 12 died in clashes of protesters with security forces. The official mass media claim that the protesters tried to seize police stations and military bases. Tehran sees the presentations, the interest of external forces.