Iranian hardliners portray the anti-government demonstrations as the work of Western powers and Israel, but reformists and moderates are unwilling to back that argument.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, who were demanding detailed investigation into Mahsa Amini's death.
Sadr has been an indispensable political player since the US invasion of Iraq. Experts say he was in a dilemma about whether to be a cleric or a politician.
Moscow-Tehran relations are shaped and constrained by ideological and geopolitical developments in the Middle East and beyond.
Pictures and voices of leaders of the exiled opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran appeared on state-affiliated broadcast channels.
A Riyadh-Tehran rapprochement is unlikely, but not impossible.
Iran can capitalise on Soleimani's legacy in the short-term, but the Islamic republic has no replacement on the horizon.
In Tehran's iconic Azadi Square, President Hassan Rouhani took the opportunity to remind the US their ally the Shah had to flee the country some 41 years ago.
With toppling of the pro-American regime led by Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the 1979 Iranian Revolution severed cordial relations between Washington and Tehran.
Iran's leadership needs to be held to account for its brutal response to protests in Iran, and in those countries where it exercises influence through proxies.
The US and Iran must move past the politics of vengeance and enmity.
Part IV: We Want Equal Rights - this is the fourth in a series of articles that looks at how the Iranian Revolution came to be in 1979, and where it has led Iran over the course of four decades.
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