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Iran’s Interior Minister Highlights Khamenei’s Role In November Protests

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Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has reiterated Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s responsibility in increasing the price of gasoline in mid-November 2019 when Iranian security forces are said to have killed around 1,500 protesters during unrest in reaction to a gasoline price hike.

According to official news agency IRNA, Rahmani Fazli who was speaking via video teleconference in a virtual meeting with police chiefs and commanders all over Iran on Monday April 20, called 2019 “an eventful year” particularly for Iran’s police force.

Referring to the protests to the gas price hike, he said: “The historic message sent by the Supreme Leader, led to a major development in which the people had a significant presence.”

According to a Reuters report, Khamenei’s message to the security forces at the time “set in motion the bloodiest crackdown on protesters since the Islamic Revolution.” Utterly angered by the nationwide protests, Khamenei told

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