December 30, 2017
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.
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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017
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.
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.