January is the first anniversary of Iran's protests. Massive demonstrations shock Iran to the core. A year passed and the Iranian regime's officials are celebrating their survival. Although supreme leader Ali Khamenei told his followers not to go overboard with joy because in his words" The enemy may have big plans for next year." He is right since the year has been a very difficult one for the regime. It is safe to say that not a day passed without some kind of protest here and there. Khamenei and his accomplices foresaw a quick end to last year protests like all other uprisings in past 40 years.
It is not at all far from truth to think that events of last year in Iran draw serious resemblance to that of Arab Spring. The difference is that Iran's protests have not stopped because unlike previous ones which were brutally crushed by the regime, the new rounds have involved all IraniansReza Shafiee