Iran: Parliamentary elections loom amid geopolitical tensions

Risk Management
Issue 1095 - 09 Jan 2020 | 4 minute read

Fuel protests: The government announced an unexpected cut in fuel subsidies overnight on 14/15 November, which sparked a wave of protests that swept across Iran, swiftly followed by a brutal crackdown by the authorities. The regime adopted a policy of maximum force to snuff out the threat, with an internet blackout to stem the ability of protestors to organise themselves. Many thousands were arrested and the death toll reached into three-figures. The authorities blamed the outbreak of discontent on malign ‘foreign influences’.

Tagged with:

Pin Politics & people

Pin Iran

Want to read more?

Subscribe to Gulf States Newsletter

View subscription options

Join our community

Sign up for an account to gain:

  • Set up news alerts on the countries and sectors that matter to you.
  • Free access to newsletter articles under 100 words.
  • Free access to GSN View articles articles.

View a selection of Free articles

Explore subscription options

Follow us on Google News