Washington: President Donald Trump says the people of Iran are “finally acting against the brutal and corrupt” government.
Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the Iranian people have “little food, big inflation and no human rights.” He adds: “The US is watching.”
It was Trump’s latest comment on the largest anti-government demonstrations in Iran since its disputed 2009 election. Trump’s tweet came after Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the “enemies of Iran” of meddling in the country’s affairs.
State television reported that nine people were killed in overnight clashes between protesters and security forces.
Trump tweeted that “all of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their ‘pockets’,” referring to the global deal that removed some economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme. Trump opposes that deal.