TEHRAN (Defapress) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pointed to the violence that erupted in the United States last night, stating that these events in the US demonstrated that Western democracy is failing.
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Publish Date: 07January 2021 - 12:52
He made the remarks in the operation ceremony of national macro projects and innovation factories on Thursday.
Turning to the attack of Trump’s supporters to the Capitol, he said, "What we saw in the United States last night showed annihilation of Western democracy in the world.”
He added, "Everyone saw what a populist did to his country and damaged his country's reputation in the international arena.”
Earlier in the day, Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol building, destroying property and seizing the rotunda room, as Congress was trying to certify the results of Democrat Joe Biden's presidential victory.
According to the latest tally, at least four people have died and 52 arrested in the wake of violence in the Congress.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has continued his claims on ‘rigged’ election, doing almost nothing to prevent attacks the Congress. This has forces Twitter to suspend Trump’s account to prevent any increased violence.