Editorial: Khamenei’s Deadlock in the Face of People’s Uprising, Economic Crisis and Failure of the Nuclear Deal
On Monday August 13, Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei broke his silence and appeared for the first time following the recent wave of unrests to address regime’s most important crises, including the protests earlier this month, a deadly economic crisis driven by Rial’s free fall, failure of the 2015 nuclear deal and possible negotiations with the United States.
By Staff Writer
The U.S. sanctions on Iran have been in place for a week. Before this first round even came into effect, the national currency of Iran – the rial, has been in a nosedive. The discontent of the people has been getting louder and the Iranian regime is speaking out more about the threat of the uprising and the role of the opposition.
• Second day of strikes and demonstrations in Tehran’s Bazaar
The strikes and protests of the merchants of Tehran’s shoe bazaar entered their second day on Sunday. The protesters, who started their strike due to high prices and lack of access to the basic goods necessary for their line of work, chanted “Death to high prices” and “Death to the dictator,” targeting the regime in its entirety.