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Israel and Iran Shadow and Proxy War

• Next Big Future - Brian Wang

However, Iran is vulnerable to minorities and groups inside Iran. More than half of Iran's population are non-persian ethnic minorities—Azerbaijanis, Kurds, Arabs, Turkmens, Baluchs, and dozens more. They dominate vast regions of the country outside the Persian heartland that surrounds Tehran. Most of these minorities live in the border provinces and share ties with co-ethnics in neighboring states, such as Iraq, Azerbaijan, and Pakistan. Tehran forbids minorities to educate their children or receive government services in their native languages, but even so, according to Iranian government data, 40 percent of the country's citizens aren't even fluent in the Persian language.