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Khamenei breaks silence on Iran protests, lays blame on US

In his first speech since the outbreak of protests Sept. 16, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the United States and Israel of promoting unrest in the country.

For the first time since protests swept the country nearly two weeks ago, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has addressed the topic.

Speaking Monday at an police graduation ceremony and addressing Iran's top military brass, Khamenei called the death of Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody after being apprehended by the country's morality police, “heartbreaking.”

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