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Iranian regime will stop at nothing to ensure survival

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The recent protests that erupted under the pretext of socioeconomic deprivations, but are rooted in political grievances stemming from decades of lack of accountability and repression, have become a trend in the country.

Regrettably, the brutal crackdown of these protests by the regime is also the disconcerting order of the day. This is all while the authorities continue to make twisted statements, warning against the conspiracy of "the enemy"against the nation.

What do the protests mean for the Islamic Republic of Iran? Having failed to deliver on the promises of the 1979 revolution, including social justice, some observers such as German-Iranian political scientist Ali Fatkollah-Nejad, warn that, "..[W]ithin the socioeconomic, political, and ecological triple crisis, the political crisis constitutes the center of gravity," marking a chapter of "turmoil and potential instability."

The regime's violent crackdown and continued persecution of activists and minority groups highlight more than ever the culture of impunity in today's Iran.

Against the backdrop of discontent about the country's dire socioeconomic........

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