Iran Threatens ‘Iron Fist’ if Unrest Continues

By John Lee.

BBC News reports that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues.

Iranian police have confirmed that two men were killed in Doroud, in Lorestan province, during clashes on Saturday, but denied that police shot at protesters.

In some cities, protesters chanted “death to Khamenei” and called for the removal of clerics from power.

The street protests — the biggest since 2009 — were sparked by a demonstration against rising prices.

US President Donald Trump tweeted, “[The] Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching!

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi (pictured) denounced the US president’s interference in Iran’s internal affairs, describing Donald Trump’s comments about the recent peaceful protests in some Iranian cities as worthless remarks that lack credibility.

(Sources: BBC News, Financial Times, Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence, Twitter)

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