Tehran (IP) - The spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry, in reaction to the recent developments in Tunisia, said that Iran is closely following the current Tunisia events and asking all parties to show restraint.

Iran PressAfrica: While calling on all parties to show restraint and maintain empathy, Saeed Khatibzadeh stressed the need for dialogue between all groups and institutions of the country to get out of the current tension and fulfill the aspirations of the revolutionary nation of Tunisia.
Announcing that the Islamic Republic of Iran is on the side of Tunisia to pass this stage, Khatibzadeh called for the establishment of calm in Tunisia's political and security spheres and expressed the hope that Tunisia will pass this critical stage through dialogue as soon as possible.

Chaos erupted in Tunisia as irate citizens took to the streets to protest the government’s mishandling of the coronavirus.

President Kais Saied sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspended parliament indefinitely as violent protests spread across the country.

There were celebrations following the news of the sacking of the PM, the celebrations which were joined by the president.

The sacked PM had earlier fired the health minister in an attempt to calm the situation, but it did not work.


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