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INU - What differs in Iran today, compared to 2009, is that Khamenei placed his weight behind Ahmadinejad and directed a massive crackdown quelling the protesters’ demands. In 2018, the Iranian regime understands very well how opening fire on protesters will fuel the protests’ flames. In fact, posts on social media seem to indicate low morale among the security forces, who are unwilling to open fire upon protesters even if ordered to do so.

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INU - On January 5, 2018, the Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran issued and important statement regarding the today’s UN Security Council session on the current uprising against the Iranian regime, the following is the full text of the statement:

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INU - Protests in dozens of cities across Iran have continued since Friday, December 29, 2017. The protests started spontaneously in the holy city of Mashhad. It is generally agreed that unemployment, especially among the youth, played a major role in fueling the protests.

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INU - In the wake of the 2009 presidential election millions of Iranians demonstrated in the streets, and the Green Movement began. After nearly a week of protests all around Iran, 21 people have been killed and hundreds have been arrested. Videos have been posted online of people chanting, “Death to Khamenei”, and “Leave Syria alone, and think about our life.”

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INU - While Iran experiences the largest protests that the country has seen this decade, on New Year’s Eve, President Hassan Rouhani told his cabinet, “We are a free nation and based on the Constitution and citizenship rights, people are completely free to express their criticism and even their protest,” according to state-backed news channel Press TV. However, Rouhani's government blocked access to the messaging app, Telegram, throughout the country.

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INU - Pro-regime demonstrations, possibly staged by the regime, began on January 3rd, following six days of anti-government protests that caught Islamic Republic authorities off-guard.

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