Vastavam web: US President Donald Trump today said it is “time for change” in Iran which is “failing at every level”, as the nationwide deadly protests against the government claimed 12 lives.”Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration. The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years, Trump tweeted, attacking the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran.A day earlier, Trump had slammed the Iranian government for shutting down the Internet amidst country-wide protests.
“Iran, the Number One State of Sponsored Terror with numerous violations of Human Rights occurring on an hourly basis, has now closed down the Internet so that peaceful demonstrators cannot communicate. Not good!” Trump tweeted yesterday.In a separate tweet, Trump said the US is watching “very closely” for human rights violations in Iran in the wake of the protests.Trump’s statements were followed by a White House statement in support of the Iranian protesters.
“We support the right of the Iranian people to express themselves peacefully. Their voices deserve to be heard,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said yesterday.In a separate statement, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said the long-repressed Iranian people are now finding their voice.”The Iranian government is being tested by its own citizens. We pray that freedom and human rights will carry the day,” she said.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for calm urging people not to resort to violence.