Iran protesters rally again, defying warning of crackdown

Iran protesters rally again

Iran protesters rally again, defying warning of crackdown

Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by the authorities of a tough crackdown, extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009.

Police in the center of Tehran fired water cannon to try to disperse demonstrators, according to pictures on social media.

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‘We are a tiger’: Netanyahu says Iran endangers itself after new prediction of ‘Zionist regime’ end

In the latest spat between Tel Aviv and Tehran, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the Islamic Republic that it will endanger itself if it threatens Israel. It comes after Iran’s supreme leader said that the “Zionist regime” wouldn’t exist in 25 years.

During a visit with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday, Netanyahu was asked by the Kazakh leader if he wanted to send a message to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is scheduled to visit Kazakhstan next week.

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Passenger trains collide in Iran, at least 40 killed

At least 40 people were killed and 100 injured when one Iranian passenger train collided with another at a station about 150 miles (250 km) east of the capital Tehran, and the death toll is likely to rise, state television reported.

It said the death toll was likely to rise and that President Hassan Rouhani ordered an acceleration of rescue efforts as well as an investigation into the cause of the deadly crash in the northern province of Semnan.

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Iran 'foils plot by Sunni militants to bomb Tehran'

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The authorities in Iran have thwarted a plot by Sunni militants to bomb targets in the capital Tehran and other cities, the intelligence ministry says.

The ministry said members of an "anti-Islamic terrorist takfiri group" had been arrested and explosives seized.

The intelligence ministry gave no further details about the suspects.

"Takfiri" is a term used by officials in Shia Iran to describe Sunni extremists who declare other Muslims as apostates deserving of death.

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