Iran’s coverage: Iranians rally to condemn violence, back establishment

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

Iranians hold nationwide rallies to denounce riots, back Islamic establishment

Iranians from all walks of life have taken to the streets of several cities to renew their allegiance to the Islamic establishment and condemn the recent wave of deadly violence in some areas.

 

Rouhani in a phone call with French counterpart: Iran’s key policy to develop peace, sustainable peace in region

President Rouhani described bilateral, regional and international cooperation and relations between Iran and France as contributing to development of peace, stability and security in the region and stressed the need to further deepen Tehran-Paris ties.

 

Two students killed in Iran public protests

Iranian minister of education said that two students named Armin and Shayan have been killed in recent public protests.

Turkish president stresses on peace, stability in Iran

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed on peace and stability in Iran when he talked to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani over the phone on Wednesday, according to a Turkish presidential source.

 

Iranian minister apologizes over social media restrictions

Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has offered apology to those whose jobs have been interrupted due to the recent “temporary” restrictions on certain social media.

 

French FM postpones trip to Tehran

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has postponed his trip to Tehran, which was planned for Jan. 5, to a future date, the French presidency said Tue., according to Reuters.

 

Iran not currently on agenda of UN Security Council: President

The president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) says the 15-member body is not currently planning to hold an emergency meeting on Iran after the US said it would make a call for an urgent session of the council to be held on the situation in Iran.

 

Iran catches killer of father, son in Dorud unrest

The Iranian intelligence forces arrested an individual behind the death of a father and his son in the city of Dorud amid recent unrest.

3 Russian banks open credit lines for Iran

Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Masoud Karbasian reassured that three Russian banks will provide Iranians with needed banking services, finance, and credit.

Iran minister says government will listen to protester demands

Iran’s labor minister pledged to listen to the demands of protesters who’ve taken to the streets over the past week even as state-run media said counter-rallies are being staged to support the government.