Axar.az
UP
15 August 2018


Trump: 'Great support from US' to Iranian protestors

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Within the last week, Iran has been engulfed in the surge of the public discontent and protests, prompted by high fuel and food prices, unemployment, inflation and air pollution. As a result, about 20 people have reportedly been killed, and 450 were detained.

Axar.az reports citing Sputnik.

US President Donald Trump promised that Iranians protesting against President Hassan Rouhani's government will receive the US assistance "at the appropriate time."

"Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government. You will see great support from the United States at the appropriate time!" Trump said on Twitter.

The statement was made amid protests raging in the country: the same day several hundred people took to the streets of a number of Iranian cities to protest against outbreaks of violence during anti-government demonstrations that hit the country over the last week, the largest in nearly a decade. They were prompted by a surge in fuel and food prices and high rates of unemployment, inflation and air pollution. At least 20 people have reportedly been killed so far, and 450 people have been detained.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, has accused "enemies" of Iran for the deadly protests on Tuesday, pointing out that they had "used the various means they possess, including money, weapons, politics and intelligence services, to trouble the Islamic Republic."

The same day, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that Iranian citizens have the right "to vote and to protest," unlike the US allies in the region, noting that the authorities would not allow "infiltrators" to sabotage these rights "through violence and destruction."

Date
2018.01.03 / 18:36
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Australia gets first Muslim female senator

Police to grill Israeli PM on graft allegations Friday

Terrorists ‘may have’ been present at event attended

Israel protests ICC calls to help ‘Palestine’ victims

Spain, Portugal to accept most Aquarius refugees

Lightning storms mass over California

Zakharova says US fails to settle international conflicts

Ten people killed in Afghanistan explosions

US to blame for burning bridges with Iran

Turkey ‘deeply disappointed’ by US stance on pastor

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla