IRAN is on the brink of a “revolution”, an expert has warned, as furious protestors take to the streets in their thousands to chant “death to the dictator”.
Tensions have reached boiling point in the Middle East nation after US President Donald Trump slapped Iran with tough economic sanctions aimed at further undermining the Islamic fundamentalist republic
Measures which target cars, gold and other metals trading, as well as the government’s ability to buy US dollars, came into force on Monday.
The Iranian rial has lost half of its value against the US dollar on the unofficial market this year, while the price of fruit and vegetables has increased by 50 percent since the start of the year.
Now an ongoing currency crisis and high levels of unemployment has pushed Iran to the brink of the civil war, with thousands taking to the streets to demand regime change.
Hanif Jazayeri, of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, told how people are chanting on the streets and calling for the death of President Hassan Rouhani and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
He warned people are waking up to realise that a “revolution is a real possibility”.
Mr Jazayeri told Mail Online: “We had protests in 2009 but these are different because people are calling for the death of the President and the Supreme Leader. They have broken a lot of taboos.
“The demonstrations are not just over economic issues but very quickly turned political due to the regime’s repression of the Iranian people with regard to women’s rights, freedom of speech and other basic freedoms.
“The chants are directed at the entirety of the regime and protesters are demanding regime change.
“The rial has lost 99 per cent of its value and people know the regime will not have a better situation to offer the people because of the new sanctions from the US.
“People are starting to wake up and see that revolution is a real possibility. I think there will be one.”
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