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Monthly Archives: January 2018

‘US Is Watching What You Do,’ Iran Told at UN

VOA – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations praised anti-government protesters in Iran at an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council, while Russia criticized the United States for what it said was meddling in Iran’s domestic affairs.

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Iran grapples with how to deal with protests

Al-Monitor – Roughly a week after protests began in several Iranian cities, the main challenge facing the establishment in Tehran is how to deal with them. On Dec. 28, few thought that the gathering of a few hundred people in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest and holiest city, was going to result in a domino effect, with protests popping up in several …

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Iranian hard-line cleric supports protests, with a caveat

Al-Monitor – In response to the protests that have erupted in Iran, hard-line and conservative officialshave had to walk a fine line in both addressing and confirming the economic grievances of protesters while denouncing the violence. The latest official to have to manage this balancing act was Friday Tehran prayer leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami.

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Seeking answers for Iran’s chemical weapons victims—before time runs out

sciencemag – On a chilly morning in September 1987, in the waning days of the Iran-Iraq War, an 18-year-old Iranian soldier named Seyed Naser Emadi drove from a battlefield in northwestern Iran to a hospital in Nagadeh, a city a couple hours away. Crammed in the back of his Land Rover were four soldiers, moaning, vomiting, and coughing. “I’ll never …

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