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Mashaei was First Vice President of Iran for one week in 2009 until Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered his resignation. ... In January, Iranian authorities have arrested former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for allegedly supporting anti-government protests in the country, media reported, ...

Republican Senator John Boozman and Democratic Senator Ben Cardin spoke to the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC) on Thursday, as the ... In January, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused Iran's "enemies" of provoking a week of nationwide anti-government ...
When scattered protests broke out in Iran at the end of December, Donald Trump took enthusiastically to Twitter to interpret the events for the rest of the .... Even Iranians I spoke to who self-defined as anti-government made it clear that they considered U.S. sanctions as a cruelly arbitrary form of human ...
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said Thursday there have been no provocations from Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf in several months. Navy Cmdr. William ... The Trump administration also sided with anti-government protests in Iran late last year and early this year and pledged to support them.
Since the uprising during last December and January, that began spontaneously in the holy city of Mashhad and quickly spread throughout the country, multiple Iranian cities have continued to witness new anti-government protests. Thousands of farmers in eastern Isfahan rallied on March 9 to protest ...

The channel described a "heavy crackdown" by police, and Iranians on social media reported large numbers of security officers in vans and motorcycles in central areas of Tehran. Iranian authorities have sought to quell any large demonstrations in recent months, following the anti-government protests that ...
27, the first day of anti-government protests in Iran, for participating in the demonstrations. Social media users around the world began using the hashtag "#WhereIsShe" to protest the 31-year-old's arrest as concerns about her whereabouts increased. In January, Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who took on ...
The campaign started just before the New Year, as part of a larger anti-government protest, after a photo of a young woman, dressed in black and silently ... More than two months into the Iran uprising, the anti-hijab protests are still spreading, from Tehran to Mashhad, Esfahan and Shiraz, more pictures ...
"Since we are artists, our language is our form of protest. We are hopeful that our videos can provide a voice for Iranian women," Samin told CNN. ... At least 33 people have been arrested for taking part in protests since late December, when a wave of anti-government demonstrations gave way to a public ...
RTX43VE2 A chart shows youth unemployment and population growth in Iran since 1956. Iranian authorities have struggled to address economic difficulties that spawned recent protests. Iranian Ministry of the Interior/Statistical Center of Iran/Reuters. Such anti-government groups have joined other Iranians ...
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reacted to an upsurge in labor unrest by labeling it a plot backed by the country's enemies, echoing his response to anti-government protests last month. In recent weeks, Iranian workers protesting labor conditions have gone on strike at a steel-making ...
February 19, 2018--The state crackdown that effectively crushed the protests that erupted across Iran in late December 2017 was marked by an unusually high degree of violence and ... "People came out to exercise their legitimate right to public protest," said Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of CHRI.
A man holds a poster of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a rally marking the 39th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Iranians are on the streets marking the anniversary, just weeks after anti-government protests rocked cities across the ...
Every year for the occasion, government-organized gatherings across the country rally conservatively inclined Iranians and a handful of unique characters who attend for the spectacle or to be the spectacle themselves. The rallies are an important opportunity for Iran's leadership to demonstrate the ...
She has since been released, according to a facebook post by Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. Although the wider anti-government demonstrations have ended, women across Iran are "fed up" and continue to protest against "the interference of religion in our personal lives", said the activist.
An Iranian activist based in the United States, Masih Alinejad, who has a show on Voice of America's Persian-language satellite channel, has called on women in Iran to observe "White Wednesdays," wearing white and removing their veils and waving them overhead on sticks to protest the compulsory ...

In Iran, protests against the hijab are not new, but after anti-government protests in late December they're gaining momentum and a movement called ... "The protest is called "the girls of Revolutionary street" but it can not be considered as a movement yet because of it's scale and form," Euronews Persian ...
Tehran, Iran - A delegation of Iranian members of Parliament are expected to visit suspected anti-government protesters locked up in Tehran's Evin prison ... And even though calm returned to the streets relatively quickly during the latest protests, many Iranians are still angry about their economic conditions ...
One problem with a report of this nature, given the various rumors that the protests started in the city of Mashhad at the direction of the political rivals of President Hassan Rouhani, is that many conclusions could be politically motivated. Zolfaghari tried to put such political motivations and ambiguities to rest ...
Iranian media are reporting that members of parliament will be allowed access to prisoners who were detained during antigovernment protests that ... Iran's parliament said on January 7 that low-level protesters, particularly students, were to be released in waves, while protest leaders would be punished.
A young woman raises her fist aloft as Iranian students clash with riot police in Tehran during antigovernment protests that rocked Iran for around two weeks ... "Young Iranians hold higher expectations, have greater access to information and exposure to the outside world, and aspire to more freedoms and ...
Iran on Saturday lifted restrictions on the messaging app Telegram, the state news agency IRNA said, after blocking the popular service as security forces sought to contain the most widespread public protests in the country since 2009. "An informed source announced that the filtering of the Telegram ...
Iranians protest at Tehran University, December 30, 2017 AP ... At least 22 people have died and 1,000 people have been arrested in the anti-government protests that began in late December. As the protests ... But it declined to block other channels, prompting Iranian authorities to block access to the app.
An Iranian lawmaker says about 3,700 people have been arrested in anti-government protests across Iran, a much higher number than previously estimated. Tehran lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeghi announced the figure Tuesday in the state-run ICANA news agency. He said the fact that protesters were ...
Germany's top diplomat says the European Union will invite Iran's foreign minister for talks about the widespread antigovernment protests that have rocked the country since December 28. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told ZDF TV in Berlin on January 7 that "together with the EU's foreign policy ...
A demonstrator dressed as the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei participates a rally across from the White House in Washington, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in solidarity with anti-government demonstrators in Iran. Iran has seen its largest anti-government protests since the disputed ...
KRG rejects Iran accusation that anti-government protests staged from Erbil by CIA ... New pro-regime protests were held in Iran, in reaction to the protests against the government and the cost of living. ... the White House has called the protest that affected more than a dozen Iranian cities "spontaneous.
The Iranian parliament is poised to hold a special session on January 7 to discuss the antigovernment protests that have rocked the country for more than ... Iranians rallied in cities across the country for a fourth day on January 6 in a show of support for the clerical leadership, while antigovernment protests ...
Iran's parliament is set to hold a special session as soon as Sunday to discuss the anti-government protests that began Dec. ... In response, the Iranian Ambassador, Gholamali Khoshroo, said it is a "discredit" to the Security Council to hold such a meeting on Iran in the face of the conflicts taking place in ...
The Khorasan-Razavi district excelled in exports this year, raking in more than half a billion dollars in revenues from exporting saffron. The red gold, as this spice is called, is sold for thousands of dollars per kilogram around the world, and 80 percent of Iranian exports of this spice originate in this province.
"[Let's] follow the Iranians and take to the streets to demand changes in China. The Iranians are protesting against the looting of national wealth, rising inflation and unemployment," tweeted Li Fang, a mainland Chinese living in Helsinki, Finland. "Don't underestimate the anti-government protests in Iran.
Iran has accused the US of "inciting" anti-government protests that have gripped the country, and said the Trump Administration had "flouted" international law ... Gholamali Khoshroo, the Iranian Ambassador to the UN, said the US had "crossed every limit" by "inciting Iranians to engage in disruptive acts".
Antigovernment protests entered a second week across Iran amid a war of words between the United States and Tehran, which accuses the White ... Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi urged her countrymen to press on with the nationwide protests in an interview published on January 4 by the ...
The unnamed woman was filmed standing alone on a concrete box, without her hijab, waving a white scarf in a silent protest against the compulsory veil. The short video was filmed in Tehran, Iran, just days after anti-government protests began rocking the city, which has so far resulted in at least 22 deaths ...
The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, has declared the defeat of anti-government protests in the country, referring to the unrest as "sedition". The announcement came as government forces were deployed to three provinces to quell the unrest after almost a ...
Iran's revolutionary guard says anti-government protests are over ... pro-government demonstrations took place in other Iranian cities. ... Hundreds of people have been detained in the clampdown on the unrest, which started on Thursday with a protest in the holy city of Mashhad against the economic ...
anti-government protests appeared to wane Thursday in Iran, with government leaders now faced with trying to improve economic conditions that spawned a week of ... in a new statement, said, "We condemn in the strongest possible terms the deaths to date and the arrests of at least one thousand Iranians.
They have become the most powerful challenge to the Iranian government's authority since mass demonstrations in 2009. The numbers turning out for rallies have dwindled in recent days, according to Los Angeles Times Tehran correspondent Ramin Mostaghim, but the protests continued Tuesday night in ...
My Stealthy Freedom encouraged Iranian women to post photos and videos of themselves without the mandatory headscarf in public. White Wednesdays was a movement that began in the Spring of 2017 urging women to wear white headscarves every Wednesday to protest against Iran's strict ...
The anti-government protests in Iran feel different than the 2009 uprising, with the unrest more broad-based and occurring in more cities, former ... Protesters gather outside the Iranian Embassy in central London on January 2, 2018, in support of national demonstrations in Iran against the existing regime.
Tehran -- Antigovernment protests roiled Iran on Tuesday, as the death toll rose to 21 and the nation's supreme leader blamed foreign enemies for the unrest. But the protests that have spread to dozens of Iranian cities in the past six days were set off by miscalculations in a long-simmering power struggle ...
Large-scale anti-government protests in Iran over economic concerns and rising food prices have turned deadly. ... The protests began on December 28 over frustration with the country's struggling economy, corruption, increasing food prices and also the Iranian government's involvement in other conflicts ...
The geographical nature of Iran's ongoing anti-government protests is unique, analysts told CNBC on Tuesday. At least 20 people have been reported killed during clashes as of Tuesday night, bringing the death toll from the unrest to 21. The deputy provincial governor of Tehran said Tuesday that police ...
WATCH ABOVE: President Donald Trump calls Iran's government a "brutal and corrupt regime" as new protests and clashes in the country claimed more lives. ... Iranian leaders often accuse the United States, Israel and Britain of seeking to overthrow the clerically overseen government. State TV reported ...
pro-government groups seen here marching near the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in Tehran. Demonstrations in Iran continued for a fifth day on Monday after what began as protests over high living costs, and quickly spread across the country turning against the Islamic system as a whole, with chants of ...
At least 20 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Iran, including nine overnight Monday, Iranian state TV and semi-official ILNA news agency reported Tuesday. At least 450 others have reportedly been arrested as demonstrators stormed police stations and military bases. The protests, the biggest in the ...
International support for the protesters has been voiced by Donald Trump, but US sanctions against Iran may be responsible for preventing Iranians from bypassing the regime's blocks. Speaking to Sky News, Dr Steven Murdoch noted how alongside anonymity network Tor, the instant messaging app ...
The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed lower, down by 0.2 percent, with most sectors in negative territory and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Automotive stocks were among the negative performers Tuesday, down 0.1 percent amid weaker-than-expected car registrations data. Iranian protesters ...
A number of Iranians have died amid ongoing nationwide anti-government protests that began last week in various cities across Iran. Nine Iranians ... According to reports, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) soldier was shot by an assailant using a hunting rifle in Najafabad. Al Jazeera could not ...


 

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