In a morning tweet, President Trump is pointing out that despite getting a sweetheart deal from ex-President Obama who showered them with hundreds of millions, Iran is “failing at every level.”
Most notably, the the Iranian people “are hungry for food and freedom.”
President Trump believes the time has come for change.
Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration. The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2018
As reported by Newsmax
At least 12 people have been reported killed during demonstrations in Iran.
Trump’s administration has placed additional sanctions on the country.
Trump said on Twitter a day earlier that the U.S. will be watching “very closely” for human rights violations during the protests.
The protests marked the biggest display of discontent in Iran since 2009. The demonstrations were sparked by anger over rising food and fuel prices, but have escalated to an outcry against the Iranian government, CNNreports.
President Hassan Rouhani, seeking to calm the unrest, on Sunday defended the Iranian people’s right to protest while urging them to work with his administration to address what he said were justified grievances about the economy.
Those comments came after Rouhani’s government restricted access to social media, which has become an important source of information about the protests.