Iranians should not let Trump harm national unity — Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a speech said ‘we should not let Trump succeed in creating gaps between the establishment and people.’ (AFP)
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Updated 27 January 2020

Iranians should not let Trump harm national unity — Rouhani

  • ‘We should not let Trump succeed in creating gaps between the establishment and people’

DUBAI: Iranians should not allow US President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” approach to harm national unity ahead of parliamentary elections, President Hassan Rouhani said in speech broadcast live on his official website.
“We should not let Trump succeed in creating gaps between the establishment and people ... We should remain united ... Don’t turn your back on (Feb. 21) elections. Let’s have a high turn out,” he said.
Iran’s hard-line Guardians Council, which vets all election candidates, has so far disqualified some 9,000 of the 14,000 who registered to run in the elections. Moderates say in most cities they have no candidates to enter the race.


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Iran death toll from coronavirus outbreak reaches 3,739: health ministry

  • Number of people infected by coranavirus in the country has reached 60,500

The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus outbreak has reached 3,739, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Monday.
The total number of people infected by coranavirus in the country has reached 60,500, he said.