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The latest news and views about the anti-government protest rallies across Iran which started in late December 2017

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IRGC Chief Says US Losing Power on World Stage

Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari says the United States’ power is being questioned today and the country has no leverage any more.

Iran Leader Urges Police to Win People’s Trust

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has thanked police forces for their efforts to improve their behaviour towards the people, saying such efforts are useful in winning people’s trust.

Striking Lorry Drivers in Iran Demand Tyres, Higher Wages

Lorry drivers in Iran have staged temporary strikes during the recent months, calling on the authorities to increase their wages and control the tyre market, which has put the drivers under great pressure.

Iran Says Calls for Protest Rallies Orchestrated from Outside

Foreign sources are to blame for inciting Iranians to stage violent anti-government rallies in the Islamic Republic under the guise of protests against economic woes, says an Iranian Interior Ministry official.
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Top Judge Laments West’s Concerns over Rights Situation of Iranian Protestors

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has censured western powers for adopting double-standard policies on human rights, lamenting that the self-proclaimed advocates of human rights keep mum about grave crimes committed by their allies against nations in the region but shed crocodile tears for Iranian protestors.

Saudis Spending Hefty Money to Slide Iran into Chaos, DM Hints

Iran's Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says a certain regional state has spent billions of dollars to create chaos inside Iran.

Free Concert for Iranians to Feel Better amid Economic Woes

Homayoun Shajarian, a well-known Iranian singer, says he is ready to perform a free outdoor concert in order to help people feel better and forget about their economic problems for a few hours.

Gov’t under Pressure to Do More to Stop Rial’s Historic Plunge

The Iranian government is under great pressure to take more steps to normalize what the Central Bank calls “unusual” economic conditions, as the country grapples with a flagging economy and the national currency slides to record lows.

Iran Gov’t Promises Transparency on Jamming Satellite Signals

Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi says his ministry has not issued any permission for blocking satellite signals, and is installing equipment in cities to show people which areas are influenced by jamming.

Iran Leader Discusses Economic Woes with President, Cabinet

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has summoned President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members to discuss ongoing economic woes.

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