By Kristinn Taylor - thegatewaypundit.com |
President Trump issued a statement of support in Persian to protesting Iranians on Saturday after anti-regime protests broke out in Tehran and other locations in Iran in response to the government finally admitting to shooting down a passenger jet with 176 mostly Iranian passengers just after the plane took off from Tehran's airport the night Iran launched missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq. The protesters called for the end of the Islamist regime.
"To the brave and suffering Iranian people: I have stood with you since the beginning of my presidency and my government will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely. Your courage is inspiring."
Trump warned Iran in Farsi:
"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. There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching."
-Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2020
Iranians have been standing up to regime forces Saturday, even as some protests have been met with tear gas and water cannons.
Courageous Iranian women were in the streets standing against the heavily equipped security forces and telling them "don't kill these innocent people."
"We are following your protests closely. Your courage is inspiring."