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Rouhani says Trump’s supporters ‘uncovered the weaknesses of Western democray’

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Rouhani says Trump's supporters 'exposed the weaknesses of Western democray'

TEHRAN: The chaos unleashed on the US capital by US counterpart Donald Trump’s supporters uncovered the weaknesses of Western democracy, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani mentioned.

He mentioned this in a speech broadcast by state tv right here on Thursday.

“What we saw in the United States yesterday (Wednesday) evening and today shows, above all, how fragile and vulnerable western democracy is”, Rouhani mentioned.

“We noticed that sadly, the bottom is fertile for populism regardless of the advances in science and trade, he added.

Rouhani mentioned: “A populist has arrived and he has led his country to disaster over these past four years. I hope the whole world and the next occupants of the White House will learn from it.”

The Iranian president added that he hopes for a change of route from the incoming administration of US President-elect Joe Biden.

He urged the brand new administration “to make up (for the past) and restore the country to a position worthy of the American nation, because the American nation is a great nation”.

“May they return to reason, legality and their obligations. It’s for their own benefit and the good of the world,” he mentioned.

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