The Trump administration is speaking out in support of Iranian citizens after protests challenging Iran’s government erupted in major cities.
The protests were sparked this week by anger over economic issues — prices of basic goods like eggs and poultry have surged. Thousands have since taken to the streets of several cities in Iran, and demonstrators have criticized Iran’s government during the protests.
Early Saturday, President Trump took to Twitter to slam what he described as the regime’s “corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad.” He also said the Iranian government should respect the rights of citizens, including the right to express themselves.
“The world is watching!” he added.
Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching! #IranProtests