Thank goodness we have a president this time around that is on the side of the people.
Donald Trump has warned Iran that the “world is watching” after three days of anti-government protests which appear to be seeing heightened levels of violence.
The US Presidents latest intervention, via Twitter, was released as news agencies reported that two protesters had apparently been shot dead by security forces in the western Iranian town of Dorud.
There was no independent verification of video, said to show the bodies, that was circulating on social media.
Other posts suggested there was growing disruption to internet and mobile phone services.
President Trump released a series of tweets on Saturday as the protests became more widespread.
In the latest posts on Saturday evening he said: “The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what their leaders fear the most.”
Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. The world is watching! pic.twitter.com/kvv1uAqcZ9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) December 30, 2017
— Baxtiyar Goran (@BaxtiyarGoran) December 30, 2017
U.S. strongly condemns arrest of peaceful protestors in #Iran, urges all nations to publicly support Iranian people. As @POTUS said, longest-suffering victims of Iran's leaders are Iran's own people. #Iranprotests pic.twitter.com/mUTObTeHft
— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) December 29, 2017
Several regions in #Iran are now reporting widespread disruption of internet, phone-lines, and social media.
— Strategic Sentinel (@StratSentinel) December 30, 2017