Iran Experts: West Can ‘Do a Lot’ to Help Anti-Regime Protesters

The West can and should aid the anti-regime protest movement in Iran, and Israel and its formal and informal Arab allies are working toward this end with the hope of regime change, experts told The Algemeiner this week.

Waves of protests have been ongoing in Iran for several months, most of them focusing on economic issues. However, the unrest has taken on a political dimension as well, expressing outrage at foreign expenditures despite the difficult economic situation at home.

In recent days, there have been major protests outside the parliament building and in the main bazaar in Tehran, apparently sparked by a drop in the value of the Iranian currency, the rial. The demonstrators called on shops to close in solidarity with the protests, with partial success. The protesters have also shouted political slogans, such as “Leave Syria, leave Gaza and Lebanon, deal with Iran”; “Death to Khamenei,” referring to Iran’s top leader; and “Death to Palestine.”

Israel has cautiously supported the protests, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman in particular giving public statements of encouragement.

via Iran Experts: West Can ‘Do a Lot’ to Help Anti-Regime Protesters

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