Rouhani Declares Victory Against Protestors

Though Iran is facing its own wave of violent protests against the government, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani announced that the nation had defeated an “enemy conspiracy” behind the protests. Rouhani claimed that the violence was caused by “anarchists” who took to the streets as part of a plot orchestrated by Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the United States. Amnesty International says that at least 100 civilians were killed, and the number may be as high as 200, during the protests. Reported by i24 News. Read more…