12/30/17, "Donald Trump warns Iran 'world is watching' as he condemns arrest of protesters," AFP via UK Telegraph
"Donald Trump condemned the arrest of protesters in Iran, telling Tehran that "the world is watching" as officials reported fresh demonstrations over the country’s struggling economy.
Fifty-two people were arrested in Iran's second city Mashhad on Thursday, the first day of the protests, which also took place in other areas and spread to the capital Tehran as well as Kermanshah the following day.
"There are many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with the regime’s corruption and its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad," the White House added in a statement.
"The Iranian government should respect their people’s rights, including their right to express themselves. The world is watching," it said.
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly taken aim at Iran, denouncing its government as a "fanatical regime" and accusing it of violating an international agreement aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear program, refusing to certify its compliance with the deal.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert also addressed the protests.
"The United States strongly condemns the arrest of peaceful protesters. We urge all nations to publicly support the Iranian people and their demands for basic rights and an end to corruption," she said in a statement."
Above image at UK Telegraph and Donald J. Trump twitter
Added: Dec. 27, 2009, Iran police fire into crowds of protesters killing at least 10: NY Times, "Police are said to have killed 10 in Iran protests," Robert F. Worth and Nazila Fathi
"Police officers in Iran opened fire into crowds of protesters on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, witnesses and opposition Web sites said, in a day of chaotic street battles that threatened to deepen the country’s civil unrest."...
Added: During his 2008 campaign, prior to his election, Obama representatives colluded with high-level government officials in both Iran and Syria. Agence France Presse didn't report the meetings as "collusion," rather as "secret talks." All parties correctly figured there would be no negative consequences for these treasonous acts because at that time the US was no longer the US. It was a joke. The US and Iran didn't even have diplomatic relations then. It remains to be seen if the US will regain itself:
2/2/2009, "Obama Held Secret Talks With Iran, Syria Weeks Before Election," Israel National News, Malkah Fleisher
"United States President Barack Obama employed representatives and experts to hold secret high-level talks with Iran and Syria months prior to his election as president, organizers of the meetings told Agence France Presse on Monday.
Over the past few months, Obama campaign and election officials, as well as nuclear non-proliferation experts, had several "very, very high-level" contacts with Iranian leaders, according to Jeffrey Boutwell, executive director for the U.S. branch of the Pugwash group, a Nobel Prize-winning international organization of scientists. Former defense secretary William Perry, who served in Obama's election campaign, also participated in some of the meetings, which included discussions on Iran's nuclear program and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Though Boutwell refused to name other participants, he said they were senior figures in the Iranian and US governments.
The United States and Iran have had no official diplomatic relationship since the overthrow of the Shah and the institution of the Islamic Republic, 30 years ago. The U.S. accuses Iran of developing nuclear weapons.
In his first television interview as president, conducted by the Muslim Al-Arabiya television network, Obama called Iranians "a great people," adding "the U.S. has a stake in the well being of the Muslim world."
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad affirmed the reports Monday that Obama officials had repeated contact with his country for some time prior to the U.S. elections. "Dialogue started some weeks ago in a serious manner through personalities who are close to the administration and who were dispatched by the administration," Assad said."
Added: More Iran coverage at PamelaGeller.com