Common denominator in Iran’s opposition groups “appears to be a profound rejection of the country’s current, clerical system of government—and of the unaccountable ayatollahs who administer it”

Iran’s Opposition Is Sending Washington A Message
by Ilan Berman
March 15, 2021

Something profound is taking shape inside Iran. Mere months from the country’s next presidential election, and in the midst of a U.S. push for reengagement with its clerical regime, recent days have seen new signs of life from—and coordination among—Iran’s notoriously fragmented opposition. As The Foreign Desk first reported, a new civic campaign launched by dissidents inside Iran has begun to percolate among opposition elements both inside and outside the country. The grassroots effort, dubbed “No to the Islamic Republic” (and boasting a distinctive graphic and anthem) has emerged in recent days in Iran’s bazaars and public places in the form of pamphlets, graffiti and other media. READ MORE

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