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Trump Says World Watching Iran as Hardliners Hold Counterrallies

  • Social media shows chants against the ‘economically corrupt’
  • Rouhani government faces anger over rising food prices
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U.S. Calls for UN Sessions on Iran

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Iranian hardliners supporting the Islamic Republic staged rallies across the country on Saturday, a day after the arrests of protesters complaining about corruption and the government’s handling of the economy.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the “world is watching” events in Iran, and that the government “should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves.”