Iran’s approach toward last year’s protests ‘more mature’ than ever

January 14, 2019

TEHRAN – Hesamoddin Ashna, a senior cultural advisor to the president, says the Islamic Republic’s approach toward last year’s protests was more mature compared to previous protests.

In an interview with ISNA published on Monday, Ashna said the government took a new approach toward last year’s protests in comparison with the post-2009 election protests, and succeeded in handling the situation.

Pointing to the potential for protests that still exists, he said political reforms are needed to prevent similar issues. 

“We have no choice but to pay attention to political reforms. These political reforms will not be possible unless the people feel involved and feel that they are part of the solution,” he remarked. 

MH/PA

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