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Scattered protests in Iran as US sanctions loom

DUBAI: Sporadic protests were taking place in cities in Iran for a fourth day, with demonstrators attacking a seminary west of Tehran, according to Iranian news agencies and social media on Saturday, as Iranians brace for a return of US sanctions. Hundreds have rallied in cities across the country, including Tehran, Isfahan and Karaj, according to videos posted on social media, to protest against high inflation caused in part by a plunging rial over fears of the reimposition of crippling sanctions on Aug. 7. In May,…