Iran Feels Domestic Protests Are Fomented By Foreign Media Outlets

by Gulf State Analytics

9 December 2022

In this paper we discuss:

  1. How Iran’s government remains highly sensitive to foreign media outlets amplifying domestic protests;
  2. Why Iranian officials believe Saudi Arabia is fomenting unrest in Iran via the London—based Iran International;
  3. How the issue of foreign media outlets has reversed the slow diplomatic thaw between Tehran and Riyadh began in April 2021;
  4. Why there is real potential for the upheaval in Iran to spread elsewhere in the region; and
  5. How pointing the finger at foreign interference is a convenient way for Iran’s rulers to deflect from domestic problems.

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