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Protesters die in Iran as president issues warning

By Jon Gambrell

At least 12 people have died in the ongoing protests in Iran, and armed protesters have tried to take over police stations and military bases, state TV reported.

The protests began on Thursday in Mashhad over economic issues and have since expanded to several cities. Hundreds of people have been arrested.

State TV said 10 people were killed during clashes on Sunday night. Two demonstrators were killed during a protest in western Iran late on Saturday.

President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the public's anger over the Islamic Republic's flagging economy, though he warned the government would not hesitate to crack down on those it considers lawbreakers.

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