Iran protests: United States urges release of 'peaceful' demonstrators

  • Iran protests: United States urges release of 'peaceful' demonstrators

Iran protests: United States urges release of 'peaceful' demonstrators

In 2009, the uprising of millions in Tehran was driven by middle-class rage over an election stolen by the populist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The protesters were Red State and Tea Party types, demanding their own version of "Come Home, Iran" and "Iran First!" "We are in the process of trying to deliver on the promise he made to fix it", Tillerson told the Associated Press. Also, Rouhani said in last week that the people of Iran were free to protest peacefully, but rejected protesting by violence.

The greater long-term threat of the protests is to the Islamic regime.

Accounts are just starting to emerge of detainees locked up in connection with the protests, and Iranian officials continue to block many social-media networks and other sources of information, including Western radio and television.

During the talks, the Italian politician called for preserving and supporting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal signed between Iran and six world powers. If Iran's violent response escalates, so should our pressure, making use of sanctions authority we retain outside the nuclear agreement. "We can not be indifferent to people's life and business", Rouhani said.

It's hard to tell right now who emerged stronger after the protests - Rouhani or his hard-line opponents.

Numerous activists appeared to be young, disenfranchised working-class Iranians, giving the uprising a wholly different tenor to the Green Movement of 2009, which saw millions take to the streets and was driven by the middle classes. Yet any surge in material prosperity Rouhani delivers is certain to undermine the religious faith undergirding the theocratic regime.

United States officials and analysts studying Iran believe conservative opponents of President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate within Iran's clerically overseen government, started the demonstrations in Mashhad, but quickly lost control of them.

Social freedom is irreconcilable with Iranian theocracy. So what caused this and what is going to be an outcome of this situation? Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 415-2 vote on Tuesday.

Officials have said the majority have since been released, with only the main "instigators" facing trial.

"In exporting a product, what is very important, is paying especial attention to the demands and needs of the end-users and keeping their trust in the product", said Rouhani adding that a product with Iranian brand being trusted in the world is an honour for us. "We in Iran are prepared for any scenario".

The most urgent task for the Americans, if they are serious about calling for freedom, is to impose a minimal level of democracy on their allies in the region, from bloodthirsty generals to authoritarian kings and emirs. "We will not remain silent as the Iranian dictatorship represses the basic rights of its citizens and will hold Iran's leaders accountable for any violations".

As it was not on the side of the Soviets, time is not on the side of the ayatollahs either. "I think that's very unsafe".