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Reader comment on item: Did the CIA Fiddle With Population Statistics about Iran?
in response to reader comment: It's never been an ethnic Persian dictatorship

Submitted by Peter Herz, Jun 27, 2018 at 14:08

Why is it such a problem for Iran if it has various ethnic minorities? I understand that a lot of leading mullahs are Azeri Turks rather than Persian. I have not heard that the Arabs in Khuzestan want to secede. Also, what about groups like Mazandarani or Talysh-speaking people? Shi'ite Kurds (such exists)? Are they counted as minority?

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