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Leader of Iran's Dervishes Appeals for Calm After Deadly Clashes

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A spiritual leader of Iran’s Sufi Muslim Dervishes appealed for calm in an effort to defuse tensions that claimed the lives of three policemen and two members of a civilian militia over the weekend.

In a letter published Wednesday via the Telegram messaging application, Nour Ali Tabandeh expressed regret over the deaths.