Unrest among Iran’s ethnic minorities is testing the government

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attempts to quell rights protests across the country, another front of resistance has sprung up in remote ethnic enclaves, where security forces last week killed more than 80 people in the most remote province and the poorest in the country, according to residents and activists.

The unrest in Sistan and Balochistan and other provinces, which are home to ethnic minorities, poses a delicate challenge for the government as it seeks to prevent the movement from spreading out of control without stoking further anger.

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