Iranian VP accuses opponents of planning anti-Rouhani protests

Iranians have been protesting the country's strained economy in Tehran

Videos appearing to show protests in Neyshabour, near Mashhad, were also shared on social media.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the heroic people of Kermanshah and other cities who rose up today with the slogans "death or freedom", "death to Rouhani", "death to the dictator", and "political prisoners must be freed", and protested against high prices, poverty and corruption.

Protesters raised the slogans "Death to Rouhani, and Death to the Dictator".

One of the major centers of protest was in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah where in addition to high prices and unemployment, people have recently suffered a devastating natural disaster. "Forget Syria, think of us" read the protesters' banners.

The governor of Mashhad, Mohammad Rahim Norouzian, said that "the demonstration was illegal but the police dealt with people with tolerance".

The Library of Congress No Longer Wants All the Tweets
The news sparked a reaction on Twitter itself, with some people speculating that the quality or content of tweets over time played a role.

Police arrested 52 people in Thursday's protests, Fars quoted a judicial official as saying in Mashhad, one of the holiest places in Shi'ite Islam.

President Rouhani promised that the deal he signed with world powers in 2015, which saw Iran limit its nuclear activities in return for the lifting of global sanctions, would boost economic growth.

Nazar also reported smaller protests in Yazd in southern Iran, Shahroud in the north and Kashmar in the northeast.

Addressing a gathering in Tehran Dec. 29, Iranian First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri said all indexes of the economy are in a proper situation, but admitted that the prices of some products have recently increased and it is the government's duty to correct the prices.

However, he noted that a call for "No to high prices" protests had been circulated on the messaging app Telegram.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dirk Koetter to remain Bucs head coach in 2018, report says
Dec 30, 2017 - 02:11
Entering this week's season finale against the Saints, Koetter and the Bucs are 4-11 while occupying the bottom of the NFC South. The Bucs have invested heavily in surrounding Winston with a supporting cast on offense at the expense of their defense.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Husband in Custody, Cops Suspended in Young Brooklyn Mother's Stairwell Death
Dec 29, 2017 - 02:11
Hours later, husband Barry Wells was caught by police. "I'm still in shock", neighbor Michelle Ruiz told the New York Post . Police were also looking into reports that the first wellness check on Wells may not have been adequately conducted.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top More Than 40 Dead And Dozens Injured After Bombing In Kabul
Dec 29, 2017 - 02:10
A journalist at Afghan Voice, Sayed Abbas Hussaini, said there appeared to have been more than one explosion during the attack. Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has called the attack on a Shiite Muslim cultural center in Kabul a "crime against humanity".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SoftBank buys Uber shares at 30pc discount as investors cash out
Dec 29, 2017 - 01:48
Japanese giant Softbank is set to take a large stake in Uber, expanding its holdings in transportation companies around the world. As part of the deal, Uber plans to add six directors, two of whom come from SoftBank, and expand voting rights for all investors.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Erica Garner declared brain dead with no chance of recovery
Dec 29, 2017 - 01:36
The city medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide, with asthma and obesity as contributing factors. Miller says she was shunned by the Garner family. "As we sent prayers up.so sorry to hear the news".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Erie smashes snowfall record with flakes still falling
Dec 28, 2017 - 01:13
A number of cars and homes were buried in snow, with some residents having to shovel their way out. A total of 34in (86cm) of snow blanketed the city and surrounding areas in the Pennsylvania state.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Florida law prohibits pre-paying 2018 property taxes
Dec 28, 2017 - 01:11
"This tax bill has turned things upside down here", said Steven Bellone, county executive of Long Island's Suffolk County. Tax collectors offices across the country are being inundated with questions about paying property tax bills early.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Khloe Kardashian reveals she is nearly six months pregnant
Dec 28, 2017 - 01:11
Ever since Khloe Kardashian announced her pregnancy last Wednesday, we've been chomping at the bit for more information. When one follower asked how many weeks pregnant she is, she replied: "I'll be six months next week".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top More pregnant women, especially young ones, are using marijuana
Dec 28, 2017 - 01:11
The findings also were limited to data on pregnant women within one health care system in a limited geographic area of California. Numerous chemicals in marijuana, like tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC, could pass through a mother's system to her baby.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Huawei 2018 Roadmap Leaks, Will Launch 3 Variants of the P20 Series
Dec 28, 2017 - 01:09
Recently, numerous sources have claimed that Huawei trademarked the P20 name, and this latest disclosure bolsters up those claims. The company launched a whole range of smartphones throughout the year, having unveiled a couple of handsets in this month itself.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chrissy Teigen's Flight To Tokyo Diverted
Dec 28, 2017 - 01:08
Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the agency conducted interviews Tuesday night but made no arrest. And the brunette beauty said she was feeling "forgiving", but had she been drinking, it could have gone very differently.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top After-Christmas sales- shoppers filling the stores, looking for bargains
Dec 27, 2017 - 03:56
Some of the stores like Kohls, Dick's Sporting Goods and Old Navy extended their holiday hours and opened early again today. The day after Christmas sales are not the only thing causing shoppers to flock to stores Tuesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Coutinho inspires Liverpool rout
Dec 27, 2017 - 03:53
Roberto Firmino won the ball back in midfield, fed it to Salah and his first-time pass found Philipe Coutinho in space. Oxlade-Chamberlain then put the gloss on the performance by scoring Liverpool's sixth eight minutes from time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lot draw to determine House control will be livestreamed
Dec 27, 2017 - 03:48
During the hearing, Republican lawyers argued the line through Simonds' bubble was meant to cross off her name and vote for Yancey.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top British Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Egyptian Prison
Dec 27, 2017 - 03:38
Plummer was arrested on arrival from Britain in October, and her detention was extended twice prior to her court appearance. Since October, her family says she has been held in a communal cell with no beds and up to 25 other women.