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Iran currency crisis not yet enough to threaten regime

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The protests that have rocked Tehran over Iran's plunging currency expose an undercurrent of tension and the effects of sanctions, analysts say, but do not yet signal a real threat to the regime. 

Iranian riot police stand next to a garbage container which is set on fire by protesters in central Tehran, near the main bazaar, on October 3. The protests that have rocked Tehran over Iran's plunging currency expose an undercurrent of tension and the effects of sanctions, analysts say, but do not yet signal a real threat to the regime.

Despite hopeful talk from Israel of a "Persian Spring", experts said the regime remains firmly in power and the majority of Iranians continue to support its nuclear ambitions despite sanctions.

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