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In Iran, 'death to Khamenei' chants on Nowruz as leader gives victorious speech

On the new Iranian year, when Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hailed the Islamic Republic's triumph over the public uprising, many Iranians marked the event with death slogans against him. 

TEHRAN — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the Islamic Republic had emerged victorious in the course of the ongoing unrest that has gripped his country since mid-September, when 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody. 

"The Islamic Republic proved that it is strong," he declared during a key address broadcast live by state television from a holy shrine in the conservative city of Mashhad on Tuesday. The speech marked the start of national holidays for the new Iranian year, known as Nowruz. 

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