: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Rouhani Urges Iranians to Vote as Country Marks Islamic Revolution


Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has used a speech marking the 41th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution to encourage Iranian voters to participate in upcoming parliamentary elections.Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets of Tehran and other cities and towns on Tuesday for the annual celebrations amid rising public dissatisfaction over Iran’s faltering economy, which has been hard-hit by U.S. sanctions, and anger over the country’s military shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner last month.Holding Iranian flags and portraits of the founder of the Islamic republic, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, crowds converged on Tehran’s central Azadi (Freedom) Square, …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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