Iranians protest at corrupt clerics as inflation soars

This latest wave of protests is placing new pressure on Rouhani as his signature nuclear deal with world powers remains in peril.

The editor-in-chief of the reformist news network Nazar, Payam Parhiz, wrote on Twitter that it was not clear what person or group organised the protest in Mashhad.

But they also showed chants of "Death to the dictator" and "Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life for Iran" - a reference to anger in some circles that the government is focusing on the wider region rather than improving conditions at home. She cried out, "death to Khamenei", the mullahs' supreme leader.

The semi-official Fars news agency reported that officials said around 300 protesters gathered in the western city of Kermanshah, the scene of a devastating quake in November that killed over 600 residents.

The demonstrators also chanted "Forget about Syria, think about us", "Don't be scared, we are all together". It is located in the northeast of the country, bordering Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.

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In the meantime, security officials have warned against organizing any protest in the capital Tehran, saying the law enforcement forces will take actions against gatherings.

Earlier this week, demonstrations broke out in Isfahan, central Iran, in protest against the unemployment crisis.

Mrs. Rajavi called on all the people, especially the youth and women throughout the country, to join the "No to High Prices" uprising, saying that "the corrupt dictatorship of the mullahs will undoubtedly fail against your national unity and solidarity, resistance and continuity of your rightful uprisings".

She said that the mullahs' regime has no future; investment on it is doomed to failure, and it is time for the worldwide community to not tie their fate to this regime and recognize the Iranian people Resistance to overthrow that regime.

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