Thousands of Iranians protested against the country’s unelected clerical elite and regional foreign policy in January.
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The top adviser to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Thursday that the country's leadership had no intention of reining in its influence across the Middle East despite U.S. pressure to do so, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. U.S. President Donald Trump, who sees Iran as a rising threat to regional stability in the Middle East, has pledged to work with Gulf Arab states and Israel to curb what they say are Tehran's attempts to extend its influence in the region.Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Iran's biggest unrest for nearly a decade which spread to around 80 towns and cities across Iran in early January.
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