There are right now protests in Iran, and it seems Iran has cut off both the internet and any phone calls from outside the country.
The protestors who have been out on the streets in Beirut and Baghdad have two common complaints:
1. While there is economic hardship for the majority, corruption and nepotism is flourishing amongst those in power.
2. Both states are saddled with sectarian constitutions.
The first complaint has echoes of Iran, where the ruling clerical elite faces identical accusations, while the second is in fact a by-product of colonial and imperialist interventions.