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World Cup Could Prove a Tipping Point for Iran Revolution

The Iranian soccer players defied the regime by refusing to sing their national anthem before today’s match, a strong nod to the revolutionaries. Will America and Europe follow suit by cutting diplomatic ties with the mullahs?

Iranian soccer fans hold anti-regime signs prior to the World Cup match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar, November 21, 2022.

Iranian soccer fans hold anti-regime signs prior to the World Cup match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar, November 21, 2022. AP/Alessandra Tarantino

BENNY AVNIIMAGE

02:39:52 pm

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BENNY AVNI

Benny Avni is a columnist who has published in the New York Post, WSJOpinion, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, Israel Radio, Ha’Aretz, and others. Once New York Sun, always New York Sun.

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