‘The world is watching’: Trump tweets in support of Iran protests . President Donald Trump tweeted in support and called for international monitors.
As anti-government protesters took to the streets in Tehran against Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Trump tweeted in English and Farsi. “There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching.
“The government of Iran must Allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people,” Trump was referencing the Iranian government’s crackdown on anti-government protests over a spike in gas prices last November.
On Friday, the Iranian government accepted blame for the downing of a Ukrainian airliner Wednesday,
Sparking protests against the Iranian government’s handling of the incident. The United Kingdom Ambassador to Iran was arrested and briefly detained by ,
Iranian authorities after attending Saturday’s protest. British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab slammed the arrest as a “flagrant violation of international law.” In a tweet, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus called on the Iranian government to apologize to .
The British government and to “respect the rights of all diplomats.” The Iranian regime arrested the British ambassador to Iran. This violates the Vienna Convention ,The government had insisted a missile had not caused the plane’s crash. But in a statement on Friday Eastern Standard Time,
The plane’s downing occurred shortly after Iranian missiles struck U.S. bases in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike ordered by Trump.
Trump also tweeted a message in both English and Farsi expressing support for the people of Iran. “We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage,” he wrote.