This latest and biggest outburst of defiance in the streets is at least partly due to the unilateral trade sanctions imposed on Iran last year by the Trump administration.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier this week claimed victory against an 'enemy' plot after security forces cracked down on protests sparked by rising gas prices. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
LONDON, U.K.—This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. It begins to seem possible that it could be one of the last, if not the very last.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'