Rouhani says 'enemy conspiracy' defeated in Irani

Rouhani says 'enemy conspiracy' defeated in Irani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. (AFP file photo)

Iranians have defeated the "enemy's conspiracy", President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, after days of violent demonstrations across the country sparked by a petrol price hike.

"Our people have been victorious against ... the enemy's conspiracy," he said in remarks at a cabinet meeting aired on state TV, adding that the "armed anarchists" who took to the streets were few in number.