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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A top U.S. official focused on sanctions against Iran on Thursday linked American financial pressure on Tehran with ongoing economic protests roiling the country, saying she hoped the strain would limit the Islamic Republic’s “malign activities” across the Mideast. Sigal P. Mandelker, the undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran bans government bodies from using foreign message apps

TEHRAN, Iran  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Iran’s presidency has banned all government bodies from using foreign-based messaging apps to communicate with citizens, state media reported Wednesday, after economic protests organized through such apps shook the country earlier this year. Chief among those apps is Telegram, used by over 40 million Iranians for everything from … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran bans government bodies from using foreign message apps

The Latest: Hundreds protest at Tehran University

TEHRAN, Iran/December 30, 2017  (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on protests in Iran (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Hundreds of students and others have joined a protest at Tehran University amid a wave of economic protests sweeping major cities in Iran. Witnesses said they saw a mass of riot police at the gates of the university Saturday. Police officers … Continue reading The Latest: Hundreds protest at Tehran University