Trump’s Vow to Support Iran Opposition Carries “No Credibility” as Demonstrations Enter Sixth Day

    <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2018/1/3/trumps_vow_to_support_iran_opposition"><img alt="Seg-iran-guests" src="https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/53/40153/w320/seg-iran-guests.jpg" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>As anti-government demonstrations enter their second week in Iran and spread to several key cities, President Donald Trump tweeted it&#8217;s &#8221;<span class="caps">TIME</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">CHANGE</span>!&#8221; and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley called for an emergency meeting to discuss the developments. &#8220;Despite the attention that these anti-government protesters have gotten over the past week, there was no indication … that this was a repeat of 2009. … This was not a mass uprising,&#8221; says Tehran-based reporter Reza Sayah. We also speak with Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, who notes a new budget deal in Iran&#8217;s parliament that would cut government payments to the poor and raise fuel prices 50 percent was &#8220;the straw that broke the camel&#8217;s back&#8221; prior to the protests.

Originally posted from Democracy Now! which can be read here.

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