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Uh oh: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard declares “the end of the ’96 sedition” Ed Morrissey

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Has Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps intervened to shut down the protests in the streets of Tehran and dozens of other cities? Or did their military commander simply make an aspirational declaration as a dire warning? The BBC and other media outlets picked up on this statement from Gen. Ali Jafari that insists that the “sedition” in the streets has ended:

The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has declared the defeat of the “sedition” in the country, referring to a wave of anti-government protests.

Maj Gen Mohammad Ali Jafari made the announcement as tens of thousands of people attended pro-government rallies called to counter the unrest. …

Gen Jafari said: “Today, we can say that this is the end of the 96 sedition,” referring to the current year – 1396 – in the Persian calendar.

Jafari laid the blame for the uprising on a rather surprising source. He took aim at the Great Satan, but v44.1 rather than v45:

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