Daily Archives: January 1, 2018

President Rouhani: Iranians have right to protest but must avoid violence

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iranian people had the right to criticize but not resort to violence and destroying public properties.

In his first comments about protests, over the past few days, President Rouhani said Iran is a free nation, and based on the Constitution and citizenship rights, and people are completely free to express their criticism and even their protest. He stressed that protesters should focus on solving the country’s problems and improving people’s lives.

Protests in Iran entered their fourth day as hundreds of demonstrators raised their voices against rising prices and high unemployment. Meanwhile, hundreds of other protestors marched through Iranian cities to support the government.

Source: VOV5

Palestine recalls US envoy regarding Jerusalem

Palestinian National Authority recalled Sunday its ambassador to the US for consultation over the crisis with Washington after President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

A short statement by the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riad Malki said that he decided to recall the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) mission in the US, Ambassador Hossam Zomlot.

On December 6, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and ordered to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, which met strong rejection from Palestine, the EU, Russia, China, and Arab nations.

The United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of a resolution condemning the US’s move.

Source: VOV5