Tehran 0
20 November 2019

Referring to protests over the Iranian government’s decision to raise gas prices, President Rouhani claimed that “the people of Iran passed another historic test and proved that despite economic problems and discontent they may have with the management of the country, they will never let enemies take advantage of the situation”. He further posited that “the number of people who had taken to the streets was determined and it turned out that only a few hooligans were among them; but the hooligans were well organised and armed, acting on behalf of the regional reactionaries, the Zionists [ie, Israel] and Americans”.

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