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Protesters in Iran warn nuclear negotiators against caving in to West
Protesters in Iran warn nuclear negotiators against caving in to West

The demonstrators gathered Sunday just outside the gates of a research nuclear reactor named after one of Iran's roster of assassinated atomic scientists. The protesters had a pointed message — more like a warning — for President Hassan Rouhani and his negotiating team in Vienna. "If you sign and seal a colonial-era deal ... it will be a disgrace for you," declared one speaker, Ali Khalili, 32, who likened the prospect of a deal to scale back Iran's nuclear ambitions to the infamous loss of national territory to the Russian empire during the 19th century reign of Persia's much-despised Qajar dynasty. On Iran's home front, the rhetoric is reaching...

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