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Trump Plans, Allah Laughs

The protests in Iran may have blown up the president’s dream of shredding that country’s nuclear deal

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE? Iranians are again taking to the streets and expressing displeasure with their theocracy.
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FEW SAW IT COMING. ON DECEMBER 28, protests erupted in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city, as thousands took to the streets to complain about the country’s lousy economy. The demonstrations were unorganized and spontaneous, but they quickly spread nationwide—and morphed into something bigger, more profound. Something that targeted Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, and its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The unrest, which was still roiling as Newsweek went to press, marked the third time in three decades that Iranians have demonstrated en masse against the theocratic regime in Tehran.

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