Leaders like Netanyahu in Israel, Donald Trump in the United States and the crown prince in Saudi Arabia expressed their support for this "revolution" that did not materialize. Oddly enough, similar statements came from some leftist groups.
Admittedly, Iran is an oppressive regime, and admittedly there are a host of problems affecting people in their daily lives and giving cause for dissatisfaction there. But the dissatisfaction is not strong enough, and the opposition is neither consensual enough nor organized enough to successfully carry out a revolt.
Nyliberalismeprotest. Some of the parables that Israel and the West liked very well were those that targeted Iran's support for Syria in the war against jihadists. But precisely the support for Syria is among the areas where the Iranian government has great support in the population – polls show that two out of three Iranians support Iran's participation in the war against jihadists in Syria.
What has led to protests and demonstrations in Iran is in particular the neoliberal policy of the Iranian government with privatization and price increases. And this was it. . .
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