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Iran’s Supreme Chief praises safety forces who’ve cracked down on protesters.
No concessions — that’s the thrust of an extended and defiant speech by Iran’s Supreme Chief.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected protesters’ calls for for reforms, calling them rioters.
He was addressing members of the Basij, a paramilitary group.
Tons of of demonstrators have been killed because the dying of Mahsa Amini in police custody in September.
The protests have develop into one of many greatest challenges to Iran’s clerical management because the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Presenter: Sohail Rahman
Hassan Ahmadian – assistant professor of Center East Research, College of Tehran
Roxane Farmanfarmaian – lecturer on Center East politics, Cambridge College
Doug Bandow – senior fellow, Cato Institute