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Iranian Leadership in Control

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  • Iran's government has blamed foreign actors for instigating ongoing “anti-hijab” protests that have engulfed the country over the past two weeks — and responded with force.
  • The protests appear to be the largest since late 2019 but don't represent a challenge to the Islamic republic's hard-line leadership, which remains firmly in control.
  • The crackdown on protesters makes prospects of reviving the 2015 nuclear deal even more remote, worsening the optics for the administration of US President Joe Biden.

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