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Iran's Nuclear Energy, At What Price?

A graffito in Iran in the green color of the country's opposition movement, which reads "Nuclear energy, at what price?"
A very rare public questioning of Iran’s nuclear policies has emerged in the form of spray paint on a wall in Iran.

The graffito in the color of the green opposition movement reads, “Nuclear energy, at what price?"

A picture of the graffito was first posted on the Facebook page of the opposition “Sepidedam” website.

Soheil Parhizi, the managing editor of “Sepidedam” confirmed to “Persian Letters” that the picture was sent to him by opposition activists in the Iranian city of Mashad.

Parhizi said he believes that the public protest appears to be a sign of growing discontent over the increasingly difficult life ordinary Iranians are facing as the result of sanctions placed on Iran over its sensitive nuclear activities.

Last month, Abdollah Nuri, a former interior minister of Iran and a respected reformist cleric, called on political leaders to hold a referendum on the fate of the country's nuclear program.

Nouri said that the "ill-effects, disadvantages, and pressure" that Iran is experiencing over its nuclear activities have passed the acceptable limit.

-- Golnaz Esfandiari

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Persian Letters is a blog that offers a window into Iranian politics and society. Written primarily by Golnaz Esfandiari, Persian Letters brings you under-reported stories, insight and analysis, as well as guest Iranian bloggers -- from clerics, anarchists, feminists, Basij members, to bus drivers.


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