IRAN: Relative Calm

But the test is yet to come

Despite sporadic clashes between protesters and police, Iran showed few signs last week of the turmoil that has engulfed it for the past two months. Oil production was almost back to normal, following a three-week walkout by workers at the country's refineries and rigs. A wildcat strike by power workers caused blackouts in the capital of Tehran, but after soldiers took over the power stations the workers returned to their jobs.

There were fears, however, that the relative calm might merely be a brief hiatus before...

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