The Takeaway: November 27, 2019

Highlights: Iraq protests sharpen clash between Khamenei and Sistani; Iran’s cultural guardians scramble over porn documentary; Pakistan’s defense diplomacy picks up with Tehran; and the Iraqi tuk-tuk as our cool thing.

al-monitor Iraqi demonstrators are seen near Iraqi security forces during ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 25, 2019.  Photo by (REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily).