The president of the United States, Donald Trump, surprised this Saturday by spreading a message in the Persian language to express his support for the Iranian people who are carrying out the protests in Tehran over the demolition of the Ukrainian commercial aircraft.
"For the brave and suffering Iranian people: I have been with you since the beginning of my presidency and my government will continue to be with you. We are closely following your protests. Your courage is inspiring," the US president said through his Twitter account.
Thus, Trump aligned himself with the thousands of protesters who on Saturday moved through the streets of the Iranian capital to protest against that country's political regime.RELATED
Shortly after, the US president released another text, but already in English, in which he warns that "the Iranian government must allow human rights groups to monitor and report the facts from the ground about the ongoing protests of the Iranian people" .
"There can be no other massacre of peaceful protesters, or an internet shutdown. The world is watching," he said.
به مردم شجاع و رنج کشیده ایران: من از ابتدای دوره ریاست جمهوریم با شما ایستادهام و دولت من همچنان با شاد اباد ما اعتراضات شما را از نزدیک دنبال می کنیم. شجاعت شما الهام بخش است.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2020
Videos circulating through the international media show a concentrated crowd in front of the main gate of the Amir Kabir University in Tehran shouting "Jamenei is ashamed. Leave the country."
As Iranian activist Alireza Azami explained to CNN, these videos were recorded by the protesters themselves, but they want to remain anonymous for security reasons.
On Wednesday, 176 crew members and passengers died from a Ukrainian civilian plane that had just taken off from Tehran and was shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile.
And this Saturday Iran acknowledged that it was a mistake and that they confused the device with a cruise missile.
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