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Iran's Raisi downplays protests in visit to flashpoint Kurdish city 

President Ebrahim Raisi made no reference to the killings of the protesters in the government crackdown and once again blamed the unrest on outside enemies.   
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Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi described the public protests that have gripped his country since mid-September as "yet another disgraceful miscalculation" by "the enemy."

Raisi made his comments in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, one of the epicenters of the ongoing unrest in which scores of protesters have been killed, according to rights groups, and thousands more languish behind bars, awaiting hefty sentences.

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