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Iran protests (2)

'Does the current #Iran crisis have the potential to become bigger than the green revolution (GR)? Yes, it does. GR was limited to wealthy urban persians. The current crisis is more nation-wide and is driven by the poor and angry middle class. '
- Zalmay Khalilzad via Twitter
https://twitter.com/realZalmayMK/status/947604080704327680

Trump vs. Rouhani - Arutz Sheva
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/240077
'Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday responded to U.S. President Donald Trump, who said earlier that the Iranian regime was “squandering” its funds on terrorism abroad, and said this led to the riots and subsequent government crackdown in the country.

“Big protests in Iran,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism. Looks like they will not take it any longer. The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!” ...

... Speaking for the first time about the violent protests in the country, Rouhani said Trump had "no right" to sympathize with Iranian protesters who he has previously called terrorists.'

Demonstrations in 4th day - Rudaw
http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iran/311220171
http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iran/311220173
'Some of the problems that have brought people into the streets in widespread protests throughout Iran over the past four days have existed for years before his presidency, Hassan Rouhani told the Iranian nation on Sunday evening. The change his cabinet promised may “take time,” he said, adding that it is not fair to blame the executive branch for all the problems. ...'
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