Iran protests

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  • Policemen not armed during unrest: Ashtari 2018-01-18 10:38

    Policemen not armed during unrest: Ashtari

    TEHRAN – Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari has rejected claims that police forces shot dead a number of protesters in the recent unrest, saying none of the police units were armed with assault rifles.

  • Military chief praises police handling of protests 2018-01-16 11:21

    Military chief praises police handling of protests

    TEHRAN – Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, said on Monday that police managed to control the situation quickly and separate rioters from peaceful marchers patiently.

  • jahangiri 2018-01-15 19:58

    Top official calls for national dialogue to counter challenges

    TEHRAN – Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Monday that it is essential to maintain unity and hold national dialogue among rival political factions to counter the U.S. president’s moves who has been working incessantly to undermine Iran’s economic relationship with the outside world.

  • Judiciary: 400 protesters still in custody 2018-01-15 09:18

    Judiciary: 400 protesters still in custody

    TEHRAN – Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i said on Sunday that still 400 of the protesters who were arrested during the recent unrest across the country are in custody.

  • Archbishop lauds police’s restraint in face of protests 2018-01-14 10:28

    Archbishop lauds police’s restraint in face of protests

    TEHRAN – Archbishop Cipan Kashjian, the religious leader of the Armenian Christians in Isfahan and south Iran, on Saturday praised the conduct of police in the face of recent protests in some cities across Iran, saying police succeeded to restore calm through their “might” and “restraint”.

  • Martin Love 2018-01-13 10:01

    By Martin Love 

    One view from afar

    NORTH CAROLINA - I know a thing or two about protests. But the last real protest I was amidst, for a few days, was in February, 2011, in Maidan Tahrir in Cairo. 

  • ravanchi 2018-01-12 19:50

    Rouhani administration firm to be honest with people: official

    TEHRAN - Majid Takht-Ravanchi, who now serves as deputy director of the presidential chief of staff for political affairs, has said that the government of President Hassan Rouhani is determined to act transparently and be honest with the people.

  • All detained students to be released by Thursday 2018-01-11 08:07

    All detained students to be released by Thursday

    TEHRAN – Science Minister Mansour Qolami said on Wednesday that 15 to 20 students are still in custody who will be released by Thursday.

  • Paul Craig Roberts 2018-01-09 19:45

    Paul Craig Roberts: U.S. working against Iranians through protests

    TEHRAN – Paul Craig Roberts, the former U.S. assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy in the Reagan administration and current chairman of the Institute for Political Economy, has said that the United States has worked through recent protests in Iran against the Iranian nation.

  • People of Qom meet with Ayatollah Khamenei 2018-01-09 16:28

    Ayatollah Khamenei: Rightful demands differ from acts of violence

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that people’s honest and rightful demands should be heeded and separated from acts of violence and sabotage.

  • Majority of protestors were uneducated: Interior Ministry 2018-01-09 10:33

    Majority of protestors were uneducated: Interior Ministry

    TEHRAN – Interior Ministry spokesman Salman Samani said on Monday that the majority of people who took part in recent protests across the country were not educated, and only a small number of students and university graduates took part in the protests.

  • rouhani 2018-01-08 19:41

    Rouhani says U.S. abusing UN Security Council

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Monday lashed out at the United States, saying the country is abusing the UN Security Council just because it has a permanent seat on it.

  • ‘Telegram to be unblocked if it accepts Iran’s conditions’ 2018-01-07 20:01

    ‘Telegram to be unblocked if it accepts Iran’s conditions’

    TEHRAN – Behrouz Nemati, spokesman for the parliament's presiding board, said on Sunday that during a meeting of the parliament it was decided that the Telegram messaging app will be unblocked under certain conditions.

  • تجمع و راهپیمایی مردمی در اعتراض به آشوب های اخیر در استان ها 2018-01-07 19:57

    IRGC, Assembly of Experts praise support for Islamic republic system

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Assembly of Experts and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps issued separate statements on Sunday praising the Iranian people for supporting the Islamic republic system in the face of riots that gripped certain cities and towns in the country last week.

  • سردار سعید منتظر المهدی معاون اجتماعی ناحا 2018-01-07 19:53

    Police: Key riot organizers detained

    TEHRAN – Police announced on Sunday that the main plotters of the recent scattered riots in some Iranian towns and cities have been arrested, vowing strong response to hostile groups and terrorists.

  • khoshroo 2018-01-06 20:03

    Tehran: U.S. uses Iran protests to abuse UN

    Gholamali Khoshroo, Tehran’s ambassador to the United Nations, said on Friday that the United States abused its power as a permanent UN Security member and also the Council itself by requesting a meeting on the recent protest rallies in Iran.

  • rezaee 2018-01-06 19:58

    Riots in Iran were engineered in Erbil: Rezaee

    TEHRAN - Mohsen Rezaee, secretary of the Expediency Council, said on Saturday that the recent riots in Iran were planned during a meeting which was held in Erbil two months ago.

  • human rights 2018-01-06 19:57

    Iran calls UN rights’ stance on protests ‘regrettable’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s High Council for Human Rights issued a statement on Saturday describing the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ stance on supporting recent riots in Iran as “regrettable”.

  • Martin Love 2018-01-06 12:09

    By Martin Love

    Wealth moving from West to East

    CALIFORNAI - Protest and turmoil. Social or political or economic or all three. Some turmoil has been happening in Iran of late.

  • macron 2018-01-06 06:53

    Macron: U.S.-Israel-Saudi language is a path to war with Iran

    French President Emmanuel Macron has aid it was important to maintain dialogue with Iran, warning that the tone of comments adopted by the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia towards Tehran was virtually a path to war.

  • rallies 2018-01-05 20:08

    Iranians rally against rioters, foreign meddling

    TEHRAN – Iranians held rallies on Friday in several cities to denounce violent protests and plots by the enemies to abuse the peaceful demonstrations in order to harm to the Islamic Republic.

  • Coelho to Reza Pahlavi: Shut up  2018-01-05 19:52

    Paulo Coelho to Reza Pahlavi: Shut up

    TEHRAN – Paulo Coelho, author of the widely translated novel The Alchemist, has blasted Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last Shah of Iran, for attempting to stage a coup in Iran, saying Iranians will support their country in such case.

  • zarif 2018-01-05 15:56

    Zarif blasts Trump’s hypocritical approach towards Iranians

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s hypocritical approach towards recent protests in Iran.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2018-01-05 12:29

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Protests in Iran: Co-opting the people’s expression of religious democracy

    “The most important instance of freedom is to be able to choose one’s own destiny.” —Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

  • Iran detains killer of father, son in Dorud unrest 2018-01-04 17:13

    Iran detains killer of father, son in Dorud unrest

    TEHRAN – The Intelligence Ministry announced on Tuesday evening that its forces have arrested the killer of two citizens in Dorud, Lorestan province.

  • Police warn of attempts to blame government for deaths 2018-01-04 16:53

    Police warn of attempts to blame government for deaths

    TEHRAN – Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari on Wednesday warned against enemies’ attempts to take advantage of the unrest in the Iran, saying they are seeking to blame the government for the deaths which had reached 21 on Tuesday.

  • Dialogue best way to overcome challenges, Lewis says of Iran protests 2018-01-04 14:16

    Dialogue best way to overcome challenges, Lewis says of Iran protests

    TEHRAN – Gary Lewis, the UN resident coordinator in Iran, on Wednesday reiterated President Rouhani’s comments on recent protests, saying Iranian citizens must have the right to voice their concerns.

  • Rioters are stooges of Iran’s enemies: Velayati 2018-01-04 07:48

    Rioters are stooges of Iran’s enemies: Velayati

    TEHRAN – Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on Tuesday denounced the rioters setting fire to Iran’s flag in the recent unrest as the stooges of the enemies.

  • Iranians rally to condemn riots 2018-01-03 19:54

    Iranians rally to condemn riots

    TEHRAN – Iranian people took to the streets in several cities on Wednesday to condemn the recent wave of deadly violence in some cities, and to voice their full support for the Islamic Republic system.

  • UN mission 2018-01-03 19:49

    Iran likens Haley’s sympathy for protestors to ‘crocodile tears’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s UN mission has released a statement likening U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s expression of sympathy for protestors in Iran to “disgusting crocodile tears”.