AP FACT CHECK: Iranian leaders on foreign hand in protests


January 5, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As nationwide protests have shaken Iran over the last week, the Islamic Republic increasingly has blamed its foreign foes for fomenting the unrest.

So far, Tehran has not offered any evidence to support that claim, though Iran's opponents throughout the Middle East and elsewhere are looking on at the demonstrations with hope they'll force changes in its theocratic government.

Here's a look at what's been said, what's known and what remains unknown:

SUPREME LEADER AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI, in a speech to veterans and their families: "The enemy is waiting fo...

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