In this Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, file photo, Iran's former reformist President Mohammad Khatami attends a ceremony organized by his party in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
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Iran's former President Mohammad Khatami Tuesday called on authorities to listen to popular demands after a wave of deadly unrest over economic woes.Twenty-five people were killed in the unrest, according to the authorities."The enemy seizes any opportunity" to harm the country, Khatami said, but "all institutions must recognize their share of blame" for the "shortcomings" highlighted by the recent protests, Khatami said.Despite being barred from public appearances over his role in 2009 protests, Khatami remains one of the most popular figures in Iranian politics. U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Friday to withdraw from the landmark deal and set 120-day deadline for fixing "disastrous flaws" in the accord and demanded that American lawmakers and European allies draw up a new deal to curb Iran's ballistic program, among issues.
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