Iran’s regime worried protests entering an ‘armed phase’ - analysis

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Iran’s regime worried protests entering an ‘armed phase’ - analysis
Gunmen attacked a bazaar in southwest Iran this week, and there have also been armed clashes in Zahedan.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: NOVEMBER 17, 2022

Iran is worried that several recent incidents in the country point to a growing chance that the two-month-old protests are becoming dangerously violent. For the regime, the protests become problematic when the violence spills over and when the protesters are armed. An article in Iranian pro-Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps media on Thursday indicated that the media narrative, spun from the top levels of government, will now hyper-focus on armed attacks by the protesters. Iran calls these groups “separatists,” a term it generally uses for Kurds, Baloch, Arabs and other minority groups in Iran.

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