Several deputies of the Iranian Parliament, announced resignation in protest against the increase in petrol prices in the country. On Sunday the Iranian Majlis held a closed session, following which the speaker Ali Larijani announced that the Parliament fully supports the government. However, it later emerged that many MPs were not even allowed to speak.
"people had only hope that the Majlis will veto the government's decision of increasing the price of gasoline. However, this did not happen. The session was held behind closed doors, followed by several people's representatives stated that leaving Parliament in protest. However, in General we can say that the reform was approved and no changes will be gone," said Euronews Iranian journalist Hamidreza of Homayonfar.
moreover, the Iranian authorities have demonstrated a willingness to crack down on the protests. Last week, the country cut off the Internet, and on Monday the command of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps - the elite of the armed forces of Iran has declared readiness to use force. The President of the Republic Hassan Rouhani directly compared the instigators of the protests with the terrorists.
Government decree on the increase in Iran gasoline prices twice entered into force on 15 November. This immediately led to a surge of discontent in all the major cities of the country. According to official data, in clashes with police killed two people, but according to human rights organizations, victims much more.