Opposition rising

Iran democratic movement growing

Posted: June 18, 2018 at 2:48 a.m.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei delivered a speech on the 29th anniversary of the death of his predecessor and founder of the Islamic Republic, Ruhollah Khomeini. The occasion represents one of several annual opportunities for the clerical regime to reaffirm its hard-line identity and shore up resistance to those pressures, particularly by Iranians for a democratic future. Accordingly, Khamenei's speech prominently featured warnings about the ongoing efforts by the nation's organized resistance movement to expand upon the mass uprising that took place at the end of last year and the beginning of this year.

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