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’s ”<span class="caps">TIME</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">CHANGE</span>!” and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley called for an emergency meeting to discuss the developments. “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,” 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’s parliament that would cut government payments to the poor and raise fuel prices 50 percent was “the straw that broke the camel’s back” prior to the protests.
Originally posted from Democracy Now! which can be read here.