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Trump tweets: US is watching Iran protests closely for human rights violations

US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in New York on September 19, 2017. (AFP)

United States President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday expressing his support of the Iranian protests and saying that the US is watching closely for any human rights violations.

Trump has been tweeting  his support for an ongoing popular uprising across Iran and shared a video of his United Nations speech earlier this year to make his point.

“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,” Trump tweeted.

He also added in his video which showed his UN speech: “That is what causes the regime to restrict internet access, tear down satellite dishes, shoot unarmed student protesters and imprison political reformers”.

RELATED: Al Arabiya English’s ongoing coverage of Iran Protests

The Iranian government should respect its people’s right to protest, Trump tweeted earlier on Saturday in response to anti-government protests rallies across Iran in recent days.

“Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad.

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Last Update: Sunday, 31 December 2017 KSA 17:24 - GMT 14:24
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