Rouhani says riot-hit Iran cannot allow ‘insecurity’

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that Iran cannot allow “insecurity” in the face of rioting after two days of violent demonstrations against a gasoline price hike.

“Protesting is the people’s right, but protesting is different from rioting. We should not allow insecurity in the society,” Rouhani tells a cabinet meeting, quoted by his official website.


Iranian protesters gather around a burning car during a demonstration against an increase of gasoline prices, in the capital Tehran, November 16, 2019. (AFP)

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