AFPC Senior Vice President Ilan Berman was quoted in TheJJReport regarding Iran’s elections.

August 4, 2020 Ilan I. Berman

“Just 42 percent of Iranians voted in the country’s latest parliamentary elections,” which is “the lowest percentage ever recorded” in the Islamic Republic’s 41 years — and even that number is likely “inflated.” The “lackluster showing” should be no surprise: Two years of “persistent protests” indicate a population “profoundly disaffected with the country’s clerical regime,” and the “accidental Jan. 8 downing of a Ukrainian airliner” convinced “many Iranians that their government is dangerously incompetent.”