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


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.

(Image credit: Vahid Salemi/AP)

Read More at NPR

Check Also

The latest on Iran’s protests, morality police and a silent majority

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with New York University Associate Professor Azadeh Moaveni about the …