The Journal quoted an Israeli official as saying, “Everything has changed” since the outbreak of the demonstrations on Wednesday. “You can’t say now that the sanctions are having no impact at all. It is self-evident.”…

A Foreign Ministry document leaked last week said sanctions had caused more damage to Iran’s economy than at first thought and ordinary Iranians were suffering under soaring inflation…

Speaking to reporters about protests in Iran triggered by the collapse of the Iranian currency, which has lost 40 percent of its value against the dollar in a week, Clinton blamed the Iranian government – rather than Western sanctions – for the financial troubles.

“They have made their own government decisions – having nothing to do with the sanctions – that have had an impact on the economic conditions inside of the country,” Clinton told reporters when asked about the protests.