Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Georgia on Sunday, demanding the government's resignation and early parliamentary polls after the increasingly unpopular ruling party backtracked on promised electoral reforms.
The Kremlin-backed leader of Georgia's separatist region of Abhkhazia has claimed victory in a disputed election denounced by the central government and the West as illegal.
The head of Georgia's parliament has quit Friday after more than 240 people were injured in a police crackdown on mass protests, which erupted over an address to lawmakers by a Russian MP.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a message to his Georgian counterpart Salome Zourabichvili, congratulated her on the National Day of the Caucasian country, and voiced hope for deeper relations between Tehran and Tbilisi.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry, in a Tuesday meeting with Georgian ambassador to Tehran, lodged a formal protest over the mistreatment of Iranian nationals seeking to enter the South Caucasian country.
Tehran has conveyed its protest to Tbilisi regarding the mistreatment of its nationals seeking to enter the South Caucasian country.
Georgia has elected ruling party candidate Salome Zurabishvili as its first woman president, final results showed on Thursday (November 29), but the opposition claimed fraud.
Presidential elections in Georgia, seen as a crucial test for the increasingly unpopular ruling party, have gone to a run-off, preliminary results showed on Monday.
Russia has called on the United States to explain experiments with biological and chemical weapons in Georgia, with various Russian officials warning Washington that Moscow won’t tolerate such trials near its borders.
Thousands of NATO troops are taking part in large-scale military drills in Georgia, as relations between Moscow and the US-led military alliance continue to be strained.