The Islamic Republic’s New Starvation Rules

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A military advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said Iranians should fast Ramadan-style to show “the enemy” they can resist its sanctions. In other words: The less you eat, the stronger you will become. Iran’s former Minister of Defense, Hossein Dehqhan, speaking on February 1 at an event dubbed “The Idea of Resistance in Imam’s (Khomeini) School of Thought,” stated that Iranians should follow the teachings of the founder of the Islamic Republic. He stressed that “If America is sanctioning us and wants to keep us hungry,” then the people should fast to show their resistance.