Iran protest

Iran President Hassan Rouhani calls for 'year of unity' after protests

Rouhani said conservatives should not block reformist candidates from future elections and that there should be greater trust in the people of the Islamic republic.

published on : 11th February 2018

Iran at crossroads: Important things to know about the anti-government protests

About 22 Iranians have been killed since December 28 when anti-government protests began in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad. TNIE takes a look at the current protests and antecedents.

published on : 7th January 2018

Iran protests: More pro-government rallies planned after Friday prayers

More pro-government rallies are planned in Iran after Friday prayers while activists have posted new videos purporting to show protests challenging the Islamic Republic's government.

published on : 5th January 2018

United Nations Security Council to meet on Iran protests, at US request

The council has scheduled a meeting today afternoon in the Middle East. Alma Konurbayeva, a spokeswoman for council president Kazakhstan, confirms the session will be about Iran.

published on : 5th January 2018

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani tells Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan 'protests to end in a few days': Ankara

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani held a telephone call with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and hoped that the protests would end in a few days.

published on : 3rd January 2018

Iran protest: Huge pro-regime rallies after days of unrest

Tens of thousands gathered in cities across Iran on Wednesday in a massive show of support for the regime after days of deadly unrest, state television showed. 

published on : 3rd January 2018

2009 vs now: How Iran's new protests compare to the past 

In a dramatic shift from 2009, protesters now are chanting slogans against Khamenei and rejecting the ruling system.

published on : 3rd January 2018

Iran protests: French President Emmanuel Macron asks counterpart Hassan Rouhani for 'restraint'

Macron's office underscored that the fundamental rights of Iranian people including freedom of expression and freedom to demonstrate need to be respected.

published on : 3rd January 2018

UN chief expresses regret at rising death toll in Iran, calls for respect for protesters' rights

A total of 21 people have died in five days of unrest across the country which began as protests over the economy before quickly turning against the Islamic regime as a whole. 

published on : 3rd January 2018

As demonstrations spread across country, what next for Iran protests?

Demonstrations are spreading across Iran and turning increasingly violent, but analysts say a lack of leadership and political support mean they may struggle to maintain momentum.

published on : 2nd January 2018

Iran protest: Donald Trump should focus on 'hungry' people in US, says Iran

On Tuesday, Donald Trump tweeted on the Iran protests, with a hint of a possible US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

published on : 2nd January 2018

Iran protests: US President Donald Trump denounces 'brutal and corrupt' Iranian regime

The US president commented on the five-day protests by the people of the Islamic regime, which are the largest demonstrations in the country since 2009.

published on : 2nd January 2018

Iran protest: Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blames country's 'enemies' for unrest

The supreme leader of Iran said in a statement on state television, that the 'enemies' of the country of joined hands to create problems for the regime.

published on : 2nd January 2018

Iran protests: Turkey 'concerned', warns against 'dangerous escalation'

The five-day unrest, the biggest challenge to the Islamic regime since the 2009 mass demonstrations, has so far claimed 21 lives.

published on : 2nd January 2018

Iran blames Riyadh, US, UK for protests

Protests began in the city of Mashhad, initially against price rises and corruption, but have since spread amid wider anti-government sentiment.

published on : 2nd January 2018

Ivanka Trump extends support to Iranians seeking freedom from tyranny

Ivanka said she was inspired by the heroism and bravery of the peaceful protesters in Iran, who are seeking freedom from tyranny.

published on : 2nd January 2018

External interference in Iran's situation unacceptable: Russia

At least 12 people have been killed in recent rallies across Iran in protest against the regime of President Hassan Rouhani.

published on : 2nd January 2018

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denies role behind protests in Iran

The Israeli leader went on to slam Europe for not supporting the demonstrators and avoiding from a stance against the Iranian political leadership.

published on : 2nd January 2018

New protests in Iran after President Hassan Rouhani calls for calm

Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a small protest in Tehran's Enghelab Square on Sunday evening, according to unverified social media videos.

published on : 1st January 2018

Is austerity really to blame for Iran protests?

Despite demonstrators chanting provocative slogans against Iran's Islamic rulers, analysts say the roots of the current protests lie in the same anger at economic austerity.

published on : 1st January 2018
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