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Iranian president vows no mercy for ‘hostile’ protesters

The Times of Israel reports: “Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says Tehran will show ‘no mercy’ toward ‘hostile’ opponents of the Islamic Republic, gripped by more than 100 days of protests sparked by Mahsa Amini’s death.

The ‘riots,’ as Tehran generally refers to them, were triggered by the September 16 death in custody of Iranian-Kurdish Amini, 22, after her arrest for an alleged breach of the strict dress code for women.

Addressing a crowd in Tehran, Raisi accuses ‘hypocrites, monarchists and all anti-revolutionary currents.’

‘The embrace of the nation is open to all those who were lured,’ says the ultraconservative president at a funeral procession for unidentified soldiers who perished during its eight-year war in the 1980s with neighboring Iraq.

‘The embrace of the nation is open to everyone, but we will show no mercy to those who are hostile.’

Iranian officials say hundreds of people have been killed, including members of the security forces, and thousands have been arrested nationwide…”

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