Iran's leader blames enemies for unrest as death toll rises

Iran's leader blames enemies for unrest as death toll risesBy Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader accused the country’s enemies on Tuesday of stirring unrest, as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations rose to 21. On the sixth day of protests, riot police were out in force in several cities, footage on social media showed, as security forces struggle to contain the boldest challenge to Iran’s clerical leadership since unrest in 2009. More than 450 protesters were arrested in the capital in the last three days, Tehran’s deputy provincial governor said, and hundreds of others were detained around the country, with judicial officials saying they would be severely punished.



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