Opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in west London – Reuters/Eddie Keogh Opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in west London – Reuters/Eddie Keogh

Trump stresses 'Time for change' has come in Iran

Mon, Jan. 1, 2018
CAIRO – 1 January 2018: U.S. President Donald Trump continued tweeting on street protests taking place in Iran, one of America’s ardent rivals, for the second day in a row.

“Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration,” Trump tweeted on Monday.

Trump stressed that Iran’s government has suppressed the Iranian people for many years, describing the Iranians’ demonstrations as protests of hunger.

“TIME FOR CHANGE,” Trump stressed, expressing his full support to the Iranian uprising against their government.




On Sunday, Trump tweeted video portions of his speech in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September, referring to the street protests hitting Iran for the fifth day in a row.

“The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and other than the vast military power of the United States, Iran’s people are what the Iranian leaders fear the most,” Trump said.





In another tweet on Sunday, Trump said, “Iran, the number one state of sponsored terror with numerous violations of human rights occurring on an hourly basis, has now closed down the internet so that peaceful demonstrators cannot communicate. Not good!”




In his first comment on the ongoing protests in Iran, Trump stated, “Big protests in Iran. The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism.”




The Iranian demonstrations began in Iran's second city of Mashhad on Thursday before they spread to the capital city of Tehran. On Friday, Iranian police dispersed anti-government protesters in the western city of Kermanshah, the Farsi semi-official news agency said, as protests spread to Tehran and apparently several other cities a day after rallies in the northeast. The outbreak of regional unrest reflects growing discontent over rising prices and alleged corruption.

In a televised speech in November, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the U.S., “Iran’s number one enemy.”
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