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President Trump seized on the anti-government protests in Iran, tweeted Sunday that the Iranians are squandering tired of your money, “” terrorism,” and that the United States “is pursuing a very intensive” for human rights violations.

Trump’s tweet was the fourth this weekend on the protests, which began mid-week, and escalated with two deaths reported late Saturday night.

“Large protests in Iran,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. “People are finally stolen all the time how your money and wealth is squandered on terrorism. Looks like you will not take it any longer. The United States is especially very closely for violations against the human rights!”

Large protests in Iran. The people are finally stolen all the time how your money and wealth is squandered on terrorism. Looks like you will not take it any longer. The United States is especially very closely for violations against the human rights!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017

The deaths were the first demonstrations.

“On Saturday evening, it was an illegal protest in Dorud and a number of people on the streets to respond to calls of enemy groups, bumps what to put together,” said Habibollah khojasteh pour, the Deputy Governor of the Western province of Lorestan, according to Sky News. “Unfortunately, it was in these clashes, two citizens of Dorud killed.”

IRAN PROTESTS TURN DEADLY, AS 2 KILLED AMID WARNINGS OF THE REGIME

He told state TV that no shots were fired, the police and security forces, and that “foreign agents” and “enemies of the Revolution” is to blame.

However, videos on social media appear to be protests, showing clashes between protesters and used tear gas.

Authorites on Sunday, according to reports, Instagram and the messaging app telegram is blocked, as a security measure.

The organization of Iranian-American communities announced a rally on Sunday in front of the White house, in support of the protests.

Repressive regimes can’t last forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. The world is watching! pic.twitter.com/kvv1uAqcZ9

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017

The whole world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, unlike the great military power of the United States that Iran are the people, what politicians fear the most…. pic.twitter.com/W8rKN9B6RT

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017

Trump, at least since the beginning of his 2016 presidential campaign, was critical of Iran and its leader, with the argument that the regime-sponsored terrorist networks throughout the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East.

He also argues that the regime has not fully complied with 2015 international business, in which they agreed to curtail the pursuit of a nuclear weapon in exchange for the repeal of billions in crippling economic sanctions. The President, as a result, has refused to recertify, what, in his view, an unwise thing, mediated by the former Obama administration.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted: “Repressive regimes can’t last forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. The world is watching!” Trump said in two tweets. “The whole world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, unlike the great military power of the United States that Iran are the people, what politicians fear the most….”

The protests are largely triggered by the Iranians’ frustration with rising food costs and a persistently high unemployment, and occur in the middle of a large pro-government rallies this weekend that were planned in advance.

The President is increasingly violent comments also come amid growing support in Washington for the anti-government movement.

“The repressive Iranian regime will of course try to the fact to suppress, the protests against their tyrannical reign fuck about Iran,” Texas Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said on Saturday. “The Ayatollahs in contact with their citizens and Export of terrorism abroad. We should support a free and peaceful Iran. We support the people in Iran have had enough.”

Earlier Saturday, Iran dismissed trump the public’s support on Friday in protests in the capital Tehran and elsewhere in the Gulf Arab country.

Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens to Finance the nose of the regime, the corruption and squandering of the national property, the terrorism abroad. The Iranian government should respect their people’s rights, including the right to Express themselves. The world is watching! #Iran protest

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017

“Iranian people will give no credit to the false and opportunistic statements from U.S. officials or Mr. Trump,” said Iran’s foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi, according to a state TV report.

The protests began in the middle of the week, in Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city and a Holy place for Shiite pilgrims. And they continued this weekend with hundreds of students and other protesters at the University of Tehran. Officials say about 50 protesters have been arrested.

“Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens to Finance the nose of the regime, the corruption and squandering of the national property, the terrorism abroad. The Iranian government should respect their people’s rights, including the right to Express themselves. The world is watching! #Iran protest,” Trump tweeted late on Friday.

Iran is elected by the Supreme leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.The semi-official Fars news agency said the protests at the beginning of the week Qom noticed, a city that the world’s most important center for Shi’ite Islamic scholarship and home to an important Shiite Shrine.

The demonstrations seem to be the biggest blow that the Islamic Republic since 2009, the Green movement, after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reelected President. But also information about the recent protests remain scarce, because neither state nor semi-official media in Iran have reported extensively on them.

Iran’s economy has a deal for the Atom. But that improvement has not yet reached the average Iranian. Official inflation back up to 10 percent. And the price of eggs and poultry has recently increased by as much as 40 percent, although the government seems to have the flu, the debt to spike to the fear of contamination of the food by the bird.

While the police, some of the protesters arrested, the country’s powerful revolutionary guard and its member organisations have not intervened, as in other forms of unauthorized demonstrations since the election in 2009.

The State Department late on Friday also provided support for the protesters.

To say Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, the comments, in June at the Congress of Americans work in the direction of “support of the elements within Iran would lead to a peaceful transition of government” by the Iranian government, a sign of foreign interference in the internal policy.

The State Department in a statement on Friday in support of the protests refer to Tillerson earlier comments.

“Iran’s leaders have a prosperous country with a rich history and culture in an economically exhausted rogue state whose chief exports violence, bloodshed, and chaos,” the statement said.

Iran’s foreign Ministry dismissed the comments.

“The noble Iranian nation never pays attention to the opportunistic and hypocritical Motto sung by the U.S. officials and their disturbing assertions on the internal political development in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the state IRNA news Agency quoted Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi with the words.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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