19 փետրվար, 2018 17:54
In recent months Iran has been facing both internal and external challenges. The wave of demonstrations shook up the Islamic Republic in late December – early January 2017-2018. The expert community still has contradicting views for the main reasons of the protest movement – internal struggle between conservatives and reformists, outside meddling with main arrows targeted the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia as potential sponsors, spontaneous movement based on economic hardships and rampant corruption. Regardless what explanation is closer to the truth, these developments proved once more that almost a decade after the Green movement, domestic stability in Iran is not guaranteed.