President Rouhani: No Iran official exempt from accountability
The president made the remark while addressing a Monday gathering of students at Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology marking National University Student’s Day.
The day honors the anniversary of the deaths of three Tehran University students killed by the former Pahlavi regime’s police force on December 7, 1953. The students were protesting a coup supported by the American and British governments that toppled Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq earlier that year.
Rouhani also noted that all Iranian officials, whether directly or indirectly, have been elected by the people’s vote.
The president further called for consensus on various issues, including national sovereignty and national interests.