'No Iran official exempt from accountability'

'No Iran official exempt from accountability'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says all Iranian authorities, without any exception, should be held accountable to the nation based on their responsibilities.

“Nobody should regard themselves as an exception to being questioned by the [Iranian] nation, and all [officials] should be proud of people's questioning and of being accountable to the people,” Rouhani said.

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. 

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