A Deadly Crackdown in Iran

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Iran is experiencing its deadliest political unrest in decades, with scores of people killed by government forces in the last few weeks.

Natalie Kitroeff speaks to Farnaz Fassihi about why the United States wanted that unrest — and has helped fuel it.

On today’s episode:

ImageA bank in Tehran was set on fire during protests over fuel prices.
Credit…Wana News Agency/Via Reuters

Farnaz Fassihi contributed reporting.

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