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Image caption Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is regarded as the figurehead of Iran's conservative establishment. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is to lead Friday prayers in the capital Tehran - the first time he has done so in eight years. It comes in the wake of widespread angry protests over the Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by Iran's military last week. Iran's leadership is also under pressure over a sharp downturn in the economy brought on by US sanctions. On Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani appealed for national unity. But in a rare sign of friction within the Iranian regime, Mr Rouhani called on the military to give a full account of how it shot down the plane. The Ukr... Full story

17 January

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