Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Western democracy is “fragile” and “vulnerable,” commenting on the riot by Trump supporters at the US Capitol on Wednesday.
“What we saw in the United States last night showed annihilation of Western democracy in the world,” he says, according to Iran’s Mehr news outlet.
“Everyone saw what a populist did to his country and damaged his country’s reputation in the international arena.”
Iran president on #CapitolSiege: What happened in US showed how weak the Western democracy is. Despite all scientific & industrial achievements, we see huge influence of populism. When a sick person takes office we see how he disgraces his country & creates troubles for the world pic.twitter.com/TO14vGDCAT
— Reza Khaasteh (@Khaaasteh) January 7, 2021
He also says he hopes incoming president Joe Biden learns some lessons from what happened.