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New Protests in Iran

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Former US Embassy in Tehran

Former US Embassy in Tehran

Looks like the Iranian government isn’t quite out of the woods yet:

Police firing tear gas and wielding batons clashed Wednesday with anti-government demonstrators in Tehran who sought to turn a rally commemorating the 30th anniversary of the takeover of the American Embassy into a renewed protest against the disputed June 30 election, news reports said.

The protesters had turned out to display opposition to the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose victory in Iran’s disputed elections last June provoked Iran’s biggest political crisis since the Islamic revolution in 1979.

Note that this comes at exactly the time the American right is trying to argue that anti-regime Iranian-Americans and Iranian-American political organizations are somehow tools of the Iranian regime simply because they—like all sensible people everywhere—reject neoconservative foreign policy. But it’s all the same to Michael Goldfarb and Jeffrey Goldberg.

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