In Iran Protests, Anger At Hijab Rules Is “The Tip Of The Iceberg”

The widespread protests in Iran were sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She died after being detained by Iran’s morality police for allegedly violating the country’s strict dress code.

The fuel that’s keeping them going is a broader, deeper resentment at life under the regime.

Karim Sadjadpour, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace explains what risk the protests pose to the regime, and why he believes it is incapable of reform.

This episode also features excerpts from NPR’s Steve Inskeep’s interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and reporting from NPR’s Peter Kenyon.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

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