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An uprising, its geopolitics | The Indian Express

An uprising, its geopolitics | The Indian Express

An uprising, its geopolitics

Low oil prices, expenditure in security operations abroad and US sanctions have driven the Iranian people to the brink.

Written by K C Singh | Updated: January 5, 2018 8:33 am
Iran, Iran protests, Iran violence, Iran armed protestors, Iran news, Indian Express news
Iranian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (AP File Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Protests in Iran have surprised everyone including the elected government and its unelected masters in clerical robes or rivals in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) uniform. Though protests began on December 28 in Mashhad, the holiest (it is the resting place of Imam Reza, the only one of the 10 Imams of Shias buried in Iran) and second-largest city of Iran, the events have been in the making ever since Donald Trump took office as US President.
President Hassan Rouhani was first elected president in 2013 on a plank to bring a civil rights charter, restore economic growth and improve relations with the western countries.

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