By Steve Dellar  |  12-30-2017   News
Photo credit: @AlArabiya_Eng | Twitter

We had already informed you that street protests in Iran against the government and its price hikes have entered the second day and are spreading all over the country.

Even though protests also appeared in the capital, as the cleric Iranian government is well aware most international reporters are still stationed there, they were quick to arrest everyone who <a href="http://thegoldwater.com/news/14867-Video-Day-Two-Of-Iranian-Street-Protests">started chanting ‘Death to Rouhani’ in Tehran, hoping that the movement would quickly die out</a>.

But just as the Iranian mullahs were convinced everything would return to normal, the US White House put the spotlight back on them. First with a report by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who stated that: "There are many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with the regime’s corruption and its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad."

"The Iranian government should respect their people’s rights, including their right to express themselves."

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">VIDEO: Some footage in social media showed police presence in cities like Rasht and Qom using water cannon and tear gas to disperse demonstrators <a href="https://t.co/JfUyq700DS">https://t.co/JfUyq700DS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IranProtests?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IranProtests</a> <a href="https://t.co/hE0gp0Vnf8">pic.twitter.com/hE0gp0Vnf8</a></p>&mdash; Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlArabiya_Eng/status/946825659577278464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">29 December 2017</a></blockquote>

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And later on, as it became apparent the Iranian protests were continuing during the night, US President Donald Trump also gave his opinion on the Iran developments, tweeting: “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!”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption &amp; 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! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IranProtests?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IranProtests</a></p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/946949708915924994?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">30 December 2017</a></blockquote>

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Whereas it already surprised yesterday to find people shouting against President Rouhani, today they took it one step further and addressed Ali Khamenei, the highest cleric of the country.

People in the city of Qom, where religious seminaries are, chanted "seyed Ali Khamenei” meaning, “shame on you; abandon your rule" and "leave the country alone."

Source:

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/29/iran-protests-white-house-state-319782?lo=ap_a1

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Anonymous No. 14914 1514628427

They'll lock them all up

Anonymous No. 14919 1514628923

Unlike a recent Pro-Radical Muslim President and repeatedly accused slient supporter. Whom stood by and the last time the Iranian people rose up …. It seems Trump is willing to take a stand to support those protesting this terrorist run government.

Anonymous No. 14924 1514632477

Trump has indeed pleasantly surprised in this respect. He dares to take them all on

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