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Iranian media downplays Tehran’s role
A StandWithUs campaign featuring Israelis projects the message that "Israel stands with the Iranian people."
Netanyahu has made four small videos addressing the Iranian people over the last three months.
More than a week of unrest has seen 22 people die and more than 1,000 arrested, according to Iranian officials.
Tehran's Friday prayer leader called on authorities to deal "firmly" with those responsible for igniting over a week of illegal rallies.
The protests pose one of the most sustained challenges to the clerical rulers in almost a decade.
"The president is weighing additional actions to punish the regime for its belligerent behavior and assault on its own citizens."
By MICHAEL WILNER
Iran's situation resembles not the Shah’s crisis in 1978 but the Soviet Union’s decay in the 1980s – economically, socially, and imperially.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Natan Sharansky, who spent nine years in the Soviet gulag in the 1970s and ’80s, knows a thing or two about how authoritarian regimes are brought down.
By HERB KEINON
Not only was the short video seen by millions, it also generated thousands of responses, many of them in Farsi, and many of those supportive of Netanyahu and Israel.
Moscow's deputy foreign minister says Washington is trying to undermine adherence to the Iran nuclear deal.
"What is happening in Iran is being well contained and is not comparable with what happened in 2009," said Hezbollah's Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.
Turkey's ties with Iran expanded last year as the country's relations with the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia - Tehran's main international opponents - all frayed.
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