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

Iran Convinces UWW It Can Safely Host World Wrestling Championships

Iran Convinces UWW It Can Safely Host World Wrestling Championships

Iran’s Ministry of Sport and Youth says the World Wrestling Championships will be definitely held in Tehran this year despite an earlier decision by the United World Wrestling (UWW) to strip Iran of the right to host the competition over the recent unrest.
‘CIA-Linked Elements Involved in Iran Riots Arrested’

‘CIA-Linked Elements Involved in Iran Riots Arrested’

The Director General of Iranian Intelligence Ministry’s Counter-Espionage Department says a number of elements who were trying to gather information from the recent unrest and transfer them to foreign services including the CIA were identified and arrested before taking any action.
Iranian People Foiled ‘Very Dangerous’ Plot: Leader

Iranian People Foiled ‘Very Dangerous’ Plot: Leader

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has praised the Iranian nation for “destroying a very dangerous plot” hatched by the enemies of the Islamic Republic.

US Failed to Piggyback on Iran Protests: Official

Iran’s government spokesman says Iranians have shattered the Americans’ disturbing dreams and thwarted their conspiracies over the past four decades, especially during the recent protests.
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‘US Seeking to Breathe New Life into Riots, Tension in Iran’

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the United States’ meddlesome comments about the shutdown of the Internet in Iran during the recent riots were not out of friendship with the Iranian nation, but aimed at provoking further unrest.

Massive Crowds in Tehran Hold Rallies to Condemn Riots

Large crowds of people in Tehran have poured into streets on Monday to express their support for the country’s Establishment and condemn the recent riots that broke out following the gas price hikes.
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Iranian Gov’t Not against Popular Protests: VP

A senior Iranian official says the government is not opposed to free flow of information in society, and is resolved to pave the way for people to express their criticisms.
Iran Arrests ISIS, MKO, PJAK Elements over Riots

Iran Arrests ISIS, MKO, PJAK Elements over Riots

Members of notorious terrorist groups have been arrested in Western Iran for fueling unrest and vandalizing public property.
Iran’s Prosecutor Judicial Screening of Arrestees Due to End Soon (1)

Judiciary Vows to Finish Screening of Those Arrested over Iran Riots

Iranian Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri says the screening of the people arrested in the recent violent protests is expected to end within the next two days, noting that those found innocent would be released immediately.

Iran Warns of Crushing Response to Interference in Its Internal Affairs

Iranian First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri has warned certain regional states against a “crushing response” as soon as evidence is found that they have been fueling riots amid the recent protests over a hike in gasoline price.