U.S. Condemns The Arrest Of Iranians In Anti-Government Demonstrations

In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, demonstrators gather to protest against Iran’s weak economy, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (AP Photo)

December 30, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The White House is showing its support for Iranian protesters, saying it strongly condemns the arrests of peaceful demonstrators.

The President sent out a tweet on Friday, saying the people of Iran are fed up with their government’s support of terrorism.

His tweet reaffirms a state department call to support the Iranian people, as they demand an end to corruption.

At least 50 people have been arrested since protests broke out earlier this week, with demonstrators opposing Iran’s involvement in regional conflicts.

The rising tensions mark the first demonstrations in Iran in nearly a decade, when protesters challenged what they said were fraudulent elections in 2009.

This photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, demonstrators attend a protest over Iran’s weak economy, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic’s clerical establishment. (AP Photo)

Meanwhile, Senator Tom Cotton is also showing his support for Iranian citizens who took to the streets to peacefully protest the regime’s ‘hateful ideology.’

In a tweet Thursday, the republican from Arkansas said the protests show the regime can’t maintain popular support, and the U.S. should back Iranians willing to risk their lives to speak out against it.

Hundreds took to the streets in Mashad, Iran’s second largest city protesting economic mismanagement, corruption, and shouted, ‘Death to the dictator.’

Senator Cotton is a staunch critic of the Iranian regime, and the Obama-Era nuclear deal.

  • john smith

    “U.S. Condemns The Arrest Of Iranians In Anti-Government Demonstrations”, I’m sure that will matter to the Iranian government.

    • Tony Pronko

      No, but it matters to the average Iranian citizen. When there was another uprising there several years ago 0bama did nothing to support the people. Now it’s different. The US has a leader in the Oval office.

      • john smith

        That’s not what I was referring to, I was only saying the Iranians couldn’t care less what anyone has to say, they are a terrorist country. Its just another country run by the Islam cult.

        • Tony Pronko

          Disagree. The average Iranian, especially in the younger generations, is pro-west and pro-American. The Iranian people are modern, educated, generally progressive and civil. I know many personally. The problem is the theocratic government and their iron fist.

          The Iranian government and the US government are enemies. The people are not.

          • john smith

            If you look at what I posted “I’m sure that will matter to the Iranian government.” The answer to that is, NO IT WILL NOT. You obviously don’t understand the difference between a Dictatorship and a Democracy. In countries like Iran it is of little consequence what the young people think or want.

            This is a Muslim nation, they don’t care what the people want, it’s politics are strictly cult based. The protests that are going on now in Iran will be put down and the country will continue exactly as it is now.

            Is it possible you think ISIS cared what it’s young people thought about how it was conducting it’s policy’s?

            And going back to my original statement it is and was correct, the Iranian government does not care what anyone thinks about it’s policy, it’s only concern is the cult that it is based on.

  • Fed Up !

    We may have to do the same to rid America of liberal communists.

  • laughatbabyboomers

    Good goy

  • shafawn

    Oh they’ll kill everyone who dared to complain about impoverished squaller and complete oppression.

  • landy fincannon

    Certainly a dangerous endeavor. I wish them well, these are the moderates we hear about.

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  • JL Ziegler

    They need something to trade/sell or something to make them smile. Tea or coffee kiosks with bistros might help.