Daily Memo: More on Protests in Iran, More on Mattis in China, More on Migration

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|June 26, 2018

By GPF Staff

Protests continued in Iran despite government efforts to shut them down. Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has blamed the West for starting them. Things are starting to look a lot like they did in December, which was the beginning of weeks of public unrest. Media coverage has all but disappeared, but here are anomalies we have observed in the past 24 hours, in order of ascending weirdness: The deputy speaker of the parliament said Iranian security forces needed to “nip the issue in the bud”; the Iranian Student News Agency, which is friendly to the government, reported that large numbers of “instigators” had been arrested; the head of Iran’s Chamber of Guilds blamed “hidden hands” for disrupting the Grand Bazaar – which may or may not be closed for a second day, depending on which reports you read; Fars News, which is basically a government mouthpiece, reported that a former Revolutionary Guard commander and current adviser to the supreme leader said that

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