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INU - Cities across Iran once again experienced anti-government protests on the evening of February 1st. Clashes between young people and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were reported in at least 14 cities, in an echo of the nationwide protests that have shaken Iran since 28 December 2017.

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INU - As New Year’s Day dawned, so did the fifth day of protests in Iran. While President Rouhani acknowledged the importance of attention to economic and political realities and the people’s right to protest, he seemed to ignore reality when he proclaimed, “There is a minority, a tiny group, who would come in and do something: to chant slogans against the law and the will of the people, to insult the sanctities and values of the revolution, and to destroy public property. Our country will round them up good.”

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INU - Speaking at a gathering of Air Force commanders and personnel on February 8th, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that “fighting corruption and oppression is very difficult,” and called upon government officials to get serious about confronting corruption.

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INU -Theda Skocpol, Harvard political scientist and scholar of revolution, outlines three preconditions must exist in a country before a revolution is successful:

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INU - A terrifying example of why a government-controlled internet is detrimental to the citizens of a country was displayed during the recent protests in Iran.

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INU - On February 3rd, the Iranian Interior Ministry issued a report to to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that examined the reasons behind the protests. This report indicated that “people’s trust in the regime has been diminished, institutions have lost its effectiveness, while the political and electoral promises, without considering the country’s capabilities have created expectations among people that cannot be met.”

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