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Iran's Revolutionary Guards claim 'seditious' protests over

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards claimed Wednesday that a string of anti-government protests are over, in an attempt to play down six days of unrest.

In comments to the semi-official Fars news agency, Mohammad Ali Jafari claimed that only 15,000 people had turned out at the height of the rallies and that the main "troublemakers" had since been arrested.

"Today, we can say it is the end of 'sedition 1396'," he said, using the year in the Iranian calendar.

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