If there is an Iranian uprising and it results in a Tiananmen Square slaughter in Tehran, do we really want the U.S., which would not likely intervene to save the patriots, held morally accountable? They also asked who gave al-Sabhan the right to undermine Lebanon's stability at a time when Washington was backing the Lebanese armed forces and the country was hosting more than a million Syrian refugees. In keeping with longstanding Iranian political culture, though, parochial grievances quickly mushroomed into expansive political demands. It would seem bound to create a bright image on the radar screen of a Prime Minster and who seeks to forge a foreign policy that reflects Canadian values.
U.S. President Donald Trump has voiced encouragement for the anti-government protesters. "We must be wary of any attempts to exploit this crisis for personal ends". The universal conclusion appears to be that the latest protests are fundamentally different in so far as they are disorganised, leaderless and taking place in obscure provincial towns as opposed to the capital city and other major urban centres.
Whereas the Iranian revolution once claimed to champion the dispossessed, the poor are now considered a burden.
Eight-and-a-half years ago, Americans watched the people of Iran rise up to claim their birthright of freedom.
Video seen by the BBC shows people gathered in front of Evin Prison in central Tehran, in an attempt to find out about their loved ones.
It should thus come as little surprise that President Trump - fresh off repudiating Obama's nuclear deal with Iran - has taken the opposite tack and thrown his weight behind the protesters.
The West certainly should be careful about statements that encourage Iranians to open rebellion.
"People are absolutely free to criticize the government and protest, but their protests should be in such a way as to improve the situation in the country and their life", Rouhani said.
D'Andrea took over the CIA's Counterterrorism Centre in 2006 and, according to the paper, "operatives under his direction played a pivotal role in 2008 in the killing of Imad Mougniyeh", one of Hezbollah's most senior officials (albeit in semi-retirement) in Damascus.
That was a warning as much for the U.S.as Iran. Worryingly for the Iranian security establishment, there is every indication that this reputational problem is not going to go away.
Mashhad is the stronghold of Rouhani's hardline rival, Ebrahim Raissi, who was the preferred candidate of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). This includes the crime of "insulting" the supreme leader, president, or other government officials. The military factory's employees are mainly outsiders who live on its grounds, separate from the local economy.
Pedestrians and motorcycles share a road in downtown Tehran, Iran. But there it's been more cushioned within a large middle class. Many can ignore those picking through trash for food.
America's antagonists on the Security Council had harsh words for why the session was even called, arguing the issue is not one of international security, but rather domestic politics. It has used the ensuing decades to turn the clock back by several centuries. The chief executive of the firm was jailed in 2016.
"It seems that the total number of detainees is around 90".
"And I call on the government of Iran to stop censoring the voice of the people and to restore the access to the internet".
A key test will be the response of the Revolutionary Guards and the Basij.
In Saudi Arabia, al-Sabhan has sat in on high-level meetings and welcomed Lebanon's Maronite patriarch when he visited the conservative Sunni Muslim country in a first ever such trip. In June, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson affirmed at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that Washington's Iran policy is based on supporting "elements inside of Iran" in pursuit of a "peaceful transition of that government".
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