Foreign Intervention Behind Iran Protests

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Foreign Intervention Behind Iran Protests

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attributes days of violence to foreign intervention, saying:

"The enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran are angry with the glory, success, and the progress of the Iranian nation, and they have vowed to get the regional troubles into Iran, but, sure, the people and officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran will respond to them."

Russia's Foreign Ministry expressed a similar view, saying  "(e)xternal interference destabilizing the situation (in Iran) is unacceptable."

Lethally shooting around 20 or Iranians through New Year's day, including at least one policeman, suggests foreign interference.

What's going on resembles March 2011 protests in Daraa, Syria. US-supported armed protesters fired on police, instigating conflict.

Security forces responded to violent arm
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