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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Macron's office underscored that the fundamental rights of Iranian people including freedom of expression and freedom to demonstrate need to be respected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The five-day unrest, the biggest challenge to the Islamic regime since the 2009 mass demonstrations, has so far claimed 21 lives.
Protests began in the city of Mashhad, initially against price rises and corruption, but have since spread amid wider anti-government sentiment.
Ivanka said she was inspired by the heroism and bravery of the peaceful protesters in Iran, who are seeking freedom from tyranny.
At least 12 people have been killed in recent rallies across Iran in protest against the regime of President Hassan Rouhani.