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2 Jan 2018

Iran’s supreme leader blames country’s ‘enemies’ for protests

International Editor

Iran’s supreme leader has blamed what he called the country’s ‘enemies’ for stirring up anti-government protests which have now claimed at least 22 lives. There were more clashes overnight between demonstrators and security forces – which left another 9 people dead. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities, small towns and villages across the country in what began as economic grievances – and have turned far more political. You may find some of the images in our international editor Lindsey Hilsum’s report distressing.

 

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