Iran protests

‘We Want Water’: Renewed Water Protests Sweep Iran

Renewed water protests continued in Iran on Sunday ahead of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Sunday, with calls for authorities to address the water issues and chants to replace the current government.

Iran protests in Borazjan, July 2018

Mike Pompeo: Iranians Tired of ‘Mafia’ Regime’s ‘Fake News’

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed some of the most powerful members of Iran’s expatriate community on Sunday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, during which he said, “Iranians should not have to flee their homeland to find a better life” and countered the “fake news” narrative of Iran’s regime.

U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Iran: Prosecutor Says Protesters in Grand Bazaar May Face Execution

On the same day Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded judicial punishment for anyone who “disrupt[s]” Iran’s “economic security” by protesting, Iran’s judiciary head, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, said protesters arrested during these events could be punished “by execution.”

A group of protesters chant slogans at the old grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 25, 2018. Protesters in the Iranian capital swarmed its historic Grand Bazaar on Monday, news agencies reported, and forced shopkeepers to close their stalls in apparent anger over the Islamic Republic's troubled economy, months …

Rouhani: Iran Will ‘Bring America to Its Knees’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, apparently triggered by the pending reimposition of American sanctions on Iran next month and ongoing protests over the nation’s depleted economy, went on a tirade against the United States on Wednesday where he said the regime would “bring America to its knees” and suggested that half of America’s population is “ashamed of their government.”

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on February 6, 2018, to mark the 39th anniversary of Iran's Islamic revolution

‘Death to Khamenei’ Protests Enter Fourth Day in Iran

Iranians entered the fourth day of protests on Wednesday after the rial hit a record low of 90,000 rials to one U.S. dollar on Sunday. Chants calling for the death of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly filled Tehran’s Grand Bazaar, the center of commerce in the bustling city, throughout the week.

In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with a group of members of the paramilitary Basij force in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Iran's top leader has warned that renewal of …