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President Trump tweets about the Iran protests
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President Trump on Saturday expressed again its support for Iran, the growing anti-government-protests-namely, repressive Regime, “not forever endure,” and that “the world is watching.”
“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….”
Against the background of the trump comments, reports surfaced that the protests escalate in their violence. Reuters said on Saturday that videos on social media showed two young Iranian men motionless on the ground and covered with blood; a voiceover spoke, you would have been shot by the police. He said security forces shot at protesters in the Western city of Dorud and killed at least two. Other protesters in the same video chanting, “I will kill who killed my brother!”
According to The Associated Press, the semi-official Fars news Agency said that in Tehran, up to 70 students gathered in front of the main building of the University and threw stones at the police. Social media footage showed special units of the police with clubs, the marching of more protesters in the surrounding streets, and arrested some of them. The student news Agency ISNA said police, two metro stations, to prevent more protesters arrive.
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
And, AP reports, said in Tehran and Karaj West of the capital, protesters smashed Windows at government buildings and set fire in the streets. Pictures carried by the semi-official Tasnim news Agency showed burning trash cans and smashed-up bus shelter in the street along the University, after the protests died down.
Trump, the increasingly powerful comments to the demonstrations mark the second time in two days that he publicly supported the protests, amid growing support in Washington for the anti-government movement, largely triggered by the Iranians’ frustration with rising food costs and a persistently high level of unemployment.
“The repressive Iranian regime will of course try to the fact to suppress, the protests against their tyrannical reign fuck about Iran,” said Texas Rep. Hurd, a Republican member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. “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 Friday for the protests in the capital Tehran and elsewhere in the Gulf Arab country.
“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.
To cut to Trump, at least since the beginning of his 2016 presidential campaign, was critical of the fight of the Iranian leaders, that you are not fully satisfied with the 2015 international business, in which they agreed to, 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 the deal, mediated by former Obama administration.
The protests, triggered largely by social media, instead of in the middle of a previously scheduled pro-government rallies, which have drawn reportedly 4,000 people.
Ali Ahmadi, a 27-year-old pro-government demonstrators, who blame the USA for all of Iran’s economic problems.
“You always say that we support Iranian people, but who should pay?”, he said.
Iran is elected by the Supreme leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
Florida GOP sen. Marco Rubio on Saturday tweeted his support for the protests.
“All of the Nations to the regime in Tehran to hold fully responsible for any repression of peaceful demonstrators in Iran,” he wrote. “The Iranian people have a right to protest peacefully, the regime of corruption and call for a truly representative government that protects human rights, maintains the impartial rule of law, and seek peace with all its neighbors.”
The State Department late on Friday also provided support for the protesters.
Social media videos show clashes between protesters and police. 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 remains 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.
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.