Iran: Clashes in Ahvaz amidst nationwide protests

Protesters clashes with police on the streets of Ahvaz in southwestern Iran on Saturday, on the third day of nationwide anti-government protests against rising food prices, unemployment and alleged corruption. The Revolutionary Guard, which cracked down on protesters after the 2009 presidential election, said in a statement carried by state media that there were efforts to reignite unrest before... Еще adding «the Iranian nation will not allow the country to be hurt.» Prices of food staples such as eggs in Iran have increased by up to 40 percent in recent days, according to reports. The protests mark the most significant display of dissent in the Islamic Republic since pro-reform rallies in 2009.

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