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A university student attends a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by anti-riot Iranian police on Dec. 30 2017. AP A university student attends a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by anti-riot Iranian police on Dec. 30 2017. AP
Bennie Garza | 06 January, 2018, 06:35

Although unlikely due to the group's national unpopularity, a successful takeover by the M.E.K. would be detrimental to not only the country, but the world - the M.E.K. were previously considered terrorists by the US, mainly due to their alliance with Saddam Hussein, until removed from the list in 2012.

The protests, which seem spontaneous and without a unifying leader, erupted a week ago in Iran's second city of Mashhad over economic hardships - mostly high youth unemployment, high living costs and alleged corruption.

As unrest spread across Iran, mainly in smaller cities and towns, protesters said they were exhausted of official anti-Western rhetoric and it was time for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the government of President Hassan Rouhani to quit.

The Treasury Department announcement comes amid antigovernment demonstrations in which some 42,000 Iranians took to the streets to protest the country's hardline regime.

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif pointed to Mr. Trump's own previous comments voicing support for the Iranian people, saying the US leader had an "odd way of showing "such respect" for Iranians".

European diplomats have said USA rhetoric is feeding the Iranian regime's narrative and that falling in line with the Trump administration's messaging would only compound the problem. Moscow's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that Washington had used the situation to hamper the nuclear agreement with Tehran.

The list includes basic Adobe software, useful, for example, in the creation of PDF documents advertising protest locations; Android development software, which Iranian programmers could use to create applications to circumvent domestic internet controls; collaboration software from Atlassian, another development tool; Google products such as Google App Engine and Google Cloud; and anti-virus programs.

But in an authoritarian regime like Iran, it is virtually impossible to gain a definitive picture of the scale of the protests. But Iranian officials also have vowed to stop what they see as a wave of violent attacks by saboteurs against government institutions.

"The president and vice-president of the United States, in their numerous absurd tweets, incited Iranians to engage in disruptive acts", the ambassador wrote to the U.N. Security Council president and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

While they acknowledged that Iran's economic woes are indeed feeding the ongoing rallies in Iran, experts at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) think tank noted on Friday that the demonstrations are primarily fueled by displeasure with decisions made by the Islamic Republic's regime.

In its latest weekly publication, Al Nabaa, the extremists describe the protests as a "revolution against the regime" and an uprising against Wilayat al-Faqih, or Iran's system of governance by clerics.

Then Conservative MP Peter Mac Kay arrives with wife Nazanin Afshin Jam at Rideau Hall in Ottawa
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"Why should they arrest someone like me when I protest the rise of the price of eggs?" he said.

The Islamic State group is a Sunni extremist organization that views those who subscribe to other religions and sects, including Shiite Islam, as apostates.

It was not explicitly clear what the administration meant with regard to authorities to hold Iran's government "accountable", although Ms. Nauert was likely referring to an internal State Department debate on the prospect of targeting certain Iranian officials with new sanctions based on alleged human rights violations. But access to a more widely used messaging app, Telegram, remained blocked, suggesting authorities remained uneasy about protest threats. Since protesters took to the streets last week, the government has stepped up such actions. Ultimately, 10,000 protestors were arrested, according to Huffington Post, and more than 100 people died in the process.

In other social media footage, hundreds poured into streets of the northwestern city of Orumiyeh near the Turkish border, chanting anti-government slogans.

Khatami says that "the nation does not support a social network that has its key in the hands of the United States".

State media said three Iranian security agents were killed on Wednesday near the Iraqi border in a clash that led to the dismantling of a team of "counter-revolutionaries" who had planned to cause explosions and provoke unrest.

The protests began December 28 in Mashhad, Iran's second-largest city and a bastion for hard-liners, initially focusing on Iran's flagging economy and rising food prices. It marked the third day of such demonstrations.

No new demonstrations were reported in the capital, Tehran, on Wednesday, amid a heavy police presence.

Iranians gather during a demonstration outside the former United States embassy in Tehran on November 4, 2017.

"Unfortunately, many of our European partners, as well as the United Nations, have thus far failed to forcefully speak out on the growing crisis in Iran".

At least 21 people have been killed in the unrest surrounding the protests, which began last week over rising food prices and Iran's flagging economy before spreading to cities across almost all of Iran's provinces.

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