Speaking with PBS’ NewsHour, Carnegie’s Karim Sadjadpour discussed the ongoing protests in Iran. Sadjadpour noted that while the protests are smaller than those in 2009, they are more geographically spread out. Furthermore, the proliferation of smart phones across the country since the last wave of protest make it increasingly difficult for the regime to control information, he added.
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