Saturday, January 16, 2021

Demonstrations in Iran Continues for Ignoring Citizens for Syria and Lebanon

Demonstrations in Iran against the government’s economic and political policies continued, during which protesters called on the authorities to stop supporting the regime in Syria and its allies in Lebanon and Gaza, and rather pay attention to people of Iran. In contrast, pro-government demonstrations denounced the popular protests as a “new fit”.

Student Demonstrations in Iran Continues

Tehran University in the Iranian capital saw student gatherings denouncing the authorities’ handling of the protests that took place over the past three days against President Hassan Rouhani’s economic policies. The Iranian news agency reported that the Iranian security forces fired tear gas on Saturday in central Tehran to disrupt the demonstrations that erupted in protest against the economic situation in the country.

See More: Iran, Russia Will Completely Eliminate Terror in Iraq and Syria: Ali Larijani

The clashes erupted in the area surrounding the University of Tehran after hundreds of students demonstrated and shouted slogans against President Rouhani before clashes with the police caused traffic congestion. The police later broke up the demonstrations.

Iranian media also broadcasted pictures of the Iranian youths crossing a Tehran street. In the area, a number of protesters are seen pulling the metal barrier on the street and using it to block the road, amid anti-government and anti-regime slogans.

Pro-Government Demonstrations in Iran 

At the same place, a pro-regime demonstration took control of the entrance to the university, calling “Death to the Opposition”. Groups loyal to Iranian leaders and government counter-protested in support of Iranian policies and the government.

“We ask the people not to participate in illegal gatherings because they will create problems for themselves and for other citizens,” Interior Minister Abdul Rida Rahmani Fadhli was quoted by the Iranian media as saying. “Those who wish to organize a gathering must apply for a license,” he said, adding that he had received information about “invitations on social networks sites to participate in anti-government protests.”

See More: Hezbollah, Iranian Republic Guards will stay in Syria

Public protests broke out in the second largest city of Mashhad on Thursday and quickly spread to other cities. The protests focused on inflation and unemployment, but some protesters expressed anger at the authorities’ focus on the situation in Syria and other regional nations instead of improving conditions inside the country.


Greek Parliament Approves Rafale Fighter Jet Deal From France

The much-speculated deal between France and Greece for Rafale fighter jets is expected to be signed soon. The Greek lawmakers have given a nod...

Why Should Pakistan Be ‘Very Worried’ By India’s New Role At The UN Security Council?

India, which has begun its stint as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2021-22, will be chairing three key UN sanctions...

Indian Air Force Chief Compares LCA Tejas With Pakistani / Chinese JF-17 Thunder

Drawing a comparison between India's LCA Mk1A ‘Tejas’ and Pakistan's JF-17 fighters, Indian Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that the Indian jets are...

After Russian S-400, India Inks Pact With The UK To Acquire STARStreak Air Defense System

The Indian Army has moved a step closer to acquiring the STARStreak air defense system as the British company Thales and India's Bharat Dynamics...

Turkey Inaugurates New Consulate Building In Pakistan’s Karachi

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday inaugurated the country’s new consulate building in Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Cavusoglu said the...