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November 20, 2017
Clip No.
6287

Protesters in Tehran: Our Money Is Sent to Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria, While Our Men Steal and Our Women Sell Their Bodies out of Poverty

In a protest against Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, which took place in Tehran, a woman shouts that Khamenei was sending Iranian money to Iraq, devastated by the Islamic State (ISIS), while "Iran itself is full of poverty and corruption, of young men who steal and women who sell their bodies due to poverty and the high cost of living." The video was tweeted by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, Reuters' correspondent on Iranian affairs, on November 20.

 

Protester: "To whose pockets has our money gone? Does [Khamenei] notice that he is sending our money, Iran's wealth, to the ruins in Iraq? Why should our wealth, the money that belongs to us, reach Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria? Iran itself is full of poverty and corruption, full of young men who steal and women who sell their bodies due to poverty and the high cost of living. Why does our leader plunder our money, and send it to Iraq, which has been destroyed by ISIS? Iran itself is in ruins."