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The situation in Iran is already calm and manageable today, and there is no troubling news. This is what Iranologist Vardan Voskanyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.

This past weekend, citizens of Iran launched protests against the rise of petrol prices. According to official information, about 1,000 people are under arrest.

The Iranologist said there were also those who provoked disturbances during the protests.

“We need to clearly distinguished the participants of the protests from those provoking disturbances. There were people who provoked disturbances and caused harm to civilians and state property. Based on the official data in Iran, nearly 90,000 people participated in the processes in different cities, but this is a small number for a country with a population of over 80,000,000,” he said.

Voskanyan stated that there are grounds for social protest in Iran and that there were attempts to slant the protests in Iran towards politics.

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