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Iran's aid to militant groups not going anywhere despite protests

Although groups funded by Iran throughout the region have refrained from expressing a stance on Iran’s protests, it's believed that Iran is unlikely to cut or halt such aid even as protesters demand ending the support.
Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a rally marking the 30th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem - RC1E83709490

From the day protests began in Iran on Dec. 28, stemming from Iran’s worsening economic situation, Iranian protesters have denounced the money spent by their country in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. They chanted the slogan, “No Gaza or Lebanon, My Life to Iran.”

Iranian-backed Palestinian factions kept mum and refrained from commenting on the protests out of fear that their stances would impinge on such aid and result in its halt or reduction.

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