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Regime Change in Iran is Dangerous for America

Regime Change in Iran is Dangerous for America

Iran is in a deep social and economic crisis. Despite its foreign-policy successes in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, the Iranian regime has failed its citizens at home. Since December 2017, the people in Iran took to the streets to protest the economic situation, corruption, nepotism and mismanagement in the country. From that time on, the protests have been taking place on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Protesters will be chanting slogans like, “Death to Khamenei,” and, “Let go of the country.”

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The Islamic Republic, 40 years on: A conversation with Gary Sick

The Islamic Republic, 40 years on: A conversation with Gary Sick

In early 1978 President Carter congratulated the Iranian government, led autocratically by Shah Reza Pahlavi, for its role as an island of stability in the region. If this was the perception of a trusted partner that prevailed in Washington, were there also dissenting voices or at least more skeptical analyses?

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Protests are growing in Iran

Protests are growing in Iran

A reformist Iranian political analyst believes: “Tensions are likely to reoccur due to economic problems created by sanctions, but the only way out of the existing crisis and bridging the gap between the people and the government is to accept that the problem exists and make some reforms from inside the system.”

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Possibility of new protests in Iran still exists

Possibility of new protests in Iran still exists

A Professor of Economics in Tehran believes: “If the government continues to pursue its misguided policies, add to that the economic pressures of the sanctions, and a possibility of new protests erupting in Iran in 2019 still exists.”

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Iranians are not after regime change

Iranians are not after regime change

A professor of sociology at Tehran University believes: “With increased levels of knowledge in society, Iranians understand the present situation under sanctions and will not protest as a reaction to the economic pressures; but they will show a conditional behavior against the political system.

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Unrests in Iran – One year later

Unrests in Iran – One year later

One year has passed since the unrests in the cities of Iran in 2017. On 28 December last year, a series of unguided protests began in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city, and a number of other cities of Khorasan Razavi, northeastern Iran. The protests began as a “No to rising cost of living” on social media, but gradually leaned towards anti-establishment slogans and opposition to Iran’s political system.

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Supreme Leader warns against possible US plots for next year

Supreme Leader warns against possible US plots for next year

Iran’s Supreme Leader has said: “Despite the irrelevant analyses of certain misled supporters of the West, the Islamic Republic is still strong and owes its strength to the spirituality, wisdom and endeavors of its devout youth and those of the families of the wartime martyrs.

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Zarif: Twitter shuts accounts of real Iranians

Zarif: Twitter shuts accounts of real Iranians

Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has tweeted the following to the CEO of Twitter about shutting down the accounts of real Iranians: “Hello @Jack. Twitter has shuttered accounts of real Iranians, incl TV presenters & students, for supposedly being part of an 'influence op'. How about looking at actual bots in Tirana used to prop up 'regime change' propaganda spewed out of DC? #YouAreBots.”

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