by Chris Bodenner

A reader writes:

I'm thankful that you are still so intensely reporting on everything going on in Iran. I thought you might be interested in this little tidbit. My uncle came back from a 3-month trip to Iran yesterday and told me of this story of money being sent into Turkey via Iran. (An interesting fact omitted by this piece, but reported by Iranian media outlets in the West, is that the smugglers made a run for it when they were discovered.) Another interesting fact that my uncle relayed was regarding his flight back to the States. Despite having booked a flight in advance, he was delayed in Iran for about a week because Lufthansa airlines booted him to make room for reserved seats they hold for government officials to flee should a revolution erupt. They're scared and that gives me hope, but in the most unsettling way...

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