Trump Quickly Backs Iranian Protests, Encouraging Them In Their Own Language

It did not take long for news of the Iranian protests to reach President Trump and, when it did, he encouraged them in both English and their native language.

BizPac Review reports protestors flooded the streets of Iran’s capital, Tehran, after the Iranian government admitted they were responsible for shooting down a Ukrainian commercial airplane, killing all 176 people on board. At least 130 of them were reportedly Iranian citizens.

The protestors directed their rage at Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei, saying “Down with Khamenei,” and calling for him to quit.

“Death to the Islamic Republic,” they also chanted, referring to Iran by its official title, “Islamic Republic of Iran.”

President Trump quickly backed the protests, warning the Iranian government not to act hostile to them as “the world is watching.”

“The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people,” he said. “There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching.”

The president also directed a tweet of support to those protesting the regime, saying he was standing with them.

“To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I’ve stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you,” Trump said in another tweet. “We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage.”

In yet another tweet, President Trump doubled down on his directive for the Iranian leaders not to harm those protesting: “To the leaders of Iran – DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS.”

“Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!” he added.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also backed the protests, saying the State Department stands with them: “We stand with the Iranian people who deserve a better future.”

“The voice of the Iranian people is clear. They are fed up with the regime’s lies, corruption, ineptitude, and brutality of the IRGC under @khamenei_ir‘s kleptocracy,” he said.