Iran’s president tries to appease public anger as protests spread to schools

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addresses the parliament in a vote of confidence session for his proposed labor minister in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022.

President Ebrahim Raisi said Iran had “shortcomings” but said the unrest sparked last month by the death of a woman in the custody of the country’s morality police was a plot by Iran’s enemies.

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