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        10/10/2011, Tishrei 12, 5772

      Senior Iranian Officer: US Protests = American Spring

      Iran's Deputy Chief of Staff said, Sunday evening, "The Wall Street protests are the beginning of the 'American Spring'," comparing them to the demonstrations that have resulted in changes in a number of Arab governments.

      Masoud Jazeyeri added that the demonstrations against "greed" and gaps between the rich and poor are the beginning of a revolution that will cause the collapse of the Western capitalist system. He continued, "The latest events in New York and other cities show that the security forces in the United States act more harshly than those in the Arab countries of the Middle East."