State TV reported on January 2 that six of the nine killed overnight were attempting to steal weapons during the attack on the town's police station in Iran's central Isfahan Province, about 350 kilometers south of Tehran.
Brigadier-General Esmail Kowsari reportedly told the ISNA news agency: "If people came into the streets over high prices, they should not have chanted those slogans and burned public property and cars". The authorities are said to have restricted access to social media however videos posted on line have shown crowds of people calling for the religious establishment to step down.
The protests have become the biggest test for the regime since demonstrations following the disputed 2009 presidential election.
Ali Shamkhani, Iranian Supreme National Security Council secretary, blamed the violence on social media and said some foreign countries were interfering in his country's domestic affairs. "The enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran are angry with the glory, success, and the progress of the Iranian nation; and they have vowed to get the regional troubles into Iran", he said at a meeting with chairmen of the parliament's commissions on Monday, according to the Mehr news agency.
USA president Donald Trump, a critic of Tehran, commented again on the protests in tweets on Monday. Iranians were hoping for improved living conditions following the nuclear deal and the lifting of some worldwide sanctions.
"Certainly, the great Iranian nation has closely pursued Mr. Trump's active partnership in violating the Palestinian, Yemeni and Bahraini people's human rights" and remember his hostile approach towards Iranians' visit to the United States, he added. They are hungry for food and for freedom.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has acknowledged the public's anger over the flagging economy, but he has also warned that rioters and looters will be arrested.
Iran is failing at every level despite the awful deal made with them by the Obama Administration.
'We regret the loss of life that has occurred in the protests in Iran, and call on all concerned to refrain from violence and for global obligations on human rights to be observed, ' he said.
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"This man who today in America wants to sympathise with our people has forgotten that a few months ago he called the nation of Iran terrorist".
Both apps were used by activists to organise the demonstrations and share images and information.
There have been reminders of the continued support for the regime among conservative sections of society, with pro-government students staging counterdemonstrations at the University of Tehran over the weekend.
"It's clear there's a kind of discontent that's sweeping Iran over broad issues".
Some unconfirmed reports on social media have stated that the city was also briefly occupied by anti-government protesters.
The Intelligence Ministry said in a statement that "rioters and instigators" had been identified "and will be dealt with seriously soon".
He was staying with a family that escaped the fire safely, but no one could find Mensah, despite checking four hospitals. At least six people have died in a massive fire at a five-story apartment building near the Bronx Zoo in New York City.
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The IMA has 2.77 lakh members, which includes corporate hospitals, poly-clinics and nursing homes, across the country. Modern medicine doctors are opposing the draft NMC Bill 2017 that was approved by the Centre last week.
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Two heavily armed JeM terrorists attacked the camp at about 2 am, said Inspector General of CRPF Ravideep Sahi. While one of them died on the spot, the other three succumbed to injuries in the hospital.
The Texans rank 26th this season in passing yards allowed, and Brissett has only gotten better as the season has gone on. On the injury front, it is unclear if Texans' star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will be able to suit up in week 17.
Afterwards Pep Guardiola said: " Gabriel Jesus is injured, he will be out for maybe one month or two months". We were lucky against Tottenham and against Newcastle . "But now Alexis is an Arsenal player".
In October, security forces freed two hostages, including an American woman, held by a Taliban-linked group for five years. He added that USA operations in Afghanistan were being affected because Islamabad provided "safe haven" to terrorists.
According to the agency, it still had access to national security-related databases so passengers could be screened appropriately. Customs and Border Protection's processing systems caused delays at some of the nation's biggest airports on New Year's Day .
Firms were more upbeat about their outlook and potential growth in 2018, as the future output index strengthened. The headline manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 54.9 in December from 52.9 in October.
Texans GM Smith taking leave of absence
However, it is unlikely that Houston will allow him to coach next season without signing him to a contract extension. The Texans went 9-7 in each of the head coach's first three seasons and won AFC South titles in 2015 and 2016.
New Year's Eve wind chill in Detroit forecast at -16 below
The extreme cold alert continues in Waterloo region and Wellington county, also for much of eastern Ontario, for New Year's Eve. National Weather Service forecasters say there is no relief for at least the next week from the bone chilling temperatures.
Uproar As Dead Men Make Govt's Boards List
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday make a national broadcast to commemorate the New Year. The presidency in explaining the folly of the list, stated that it was compiled two years ago.
Possible Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date
Don't forget though, all this talk of Read Dead Redemption II's release date is all speculative at this point. The date is also a Friday and it falls within the release window that has been announced by Rockstar.
Reliance Jio leads 4G download speed chart: TRAI
Also the SMS count will be limited to 100, post which the users will be charged Re 1 per local SMS. For Rs 399, Vodafone offers 10 GB free internet data along with unlimited local and STD calls.
Lok Sabha passes bill criminalising Triple Talaq
They were of the view that Parliament should consider an "appropriate" law to deal with the issue of talaq-e-biddat. Soon after the apex court's ruling, the government set up a ministerial panel to frame the legislation.
Serena loses to Ostapenko in comeback after giving birth
The 20-year-old Ostapenko was not even a thought in her parents' mind when Williams turned professional in September 1995. In the beginning, it felt a little tough. "It was a wonderful opportunity for me to kind of test where I am at".
South Korea seizes vessel over 'oil transfer to North'
The department noted that the two ships appeared to be illegally trading in oil from ship to ship to bypass sanctions. Ship-to-ship trade with North Korea at sea is prohibited under United Nations sanctions adopted in September.