Defense of freedom of expression and protest
Initially, the protest movement in Iran began with economic demands. But economic demands quickly turned into political demands.
In a separate message, Rouhani congratulated the Christians of Iran on the coming of the New Year: "We are proud of Iranians who are home to all Muslims, Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians."
"It's clear to everyone that we are a people of freedom, and in accordance with the constitution and civil rights, the people are completely free to express their criticisms and even their objections," Rouhani said.
"The government, whatever its promise to citizens in the rights of citizens and in elections, is standing up to its treaty, and wants young people, universities, women, men, and villagers to be joyful," said the president, but said at the government meeting. Has tried to solve the problems of the people ".
Rouhani called on the people to express their objections to "a rational, precise and legal way" and not to condemn the "violence and destruction of public property".
We (i want go to iran) do not want riots and protests in any country, but people need to achieve something that government protests men they hear their words. We hope that Iran will face its problems with its unity and solidarity with the strong leadership.