چهارشنبه ۳ خرداد ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۵:۱۶
At Least 1 Killed in Iran Ethnic Clashes
Iran's Interior Ministry says at least one person was killed in clashes in the country's oil-rich southwest between security forces and the country's Arab minority.
Clashes erupted late Friday 15th April in the country's Khuzestan region bordering Iraq. Arabs, who make up the majority in Khuzestan, began rioting over reported plans to change the area's ethnic composition.
Iran's official IRNA news agency later cited a government official as saying calm had been restored and that police had the situation under control.
Iran is sensitive to any suggestion of ethnic arrest, particularly among Arabs and Kurds. About 3 percent of Iran's 67 million people are Arabs