Iran: August 31, 2004

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claim that Iran will have a nuclear weapon by next year. 

Hard line groups are pressuring them to allow a crackdown on women who do not dress "modestly." Islamic conservatives want women completely covered up, and want permission to use force to punish women who do not comply. The government is reluctant to allow this, as they know that the majority of Iranians are opposed to stricter social controls and attempts to enforce "Islamic" social customs might trigger the long feared revolt of the

 

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