Story: In his latest remarks on the protests in Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has continued to blame the west and "foreign actors.” He has also reiterated the political establishment's discourse on the need to distinguish protests from "riots."
Other prominent Iranian officials and the media are following suit in pointing to "the enemy" as the culprits behind the unrest. This comes as the protests continue despite an ongoing crackdown and Internet outages.
The coverage: Khamenei on Oct. 12 linked the ongoing protests to "the enemy" in an address before the Expediency Council. The assembly advises the supreme leader and arbitrates disputes between the parliament and the Guardian Council, which acts as a constitutional watchdog...
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