President Trump took to Twitter this morning to warn Iranian leader to “NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS” following a series of anti-government demonstrations in Tehran on Saturday.
“Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!” Trump tweeted.
Trump sent a similar tweet Saturday afternoon instructing Iran to “allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people.”
Some of the protesters Saturday could be heard chanting “Khamenei have shame. Leave the country” after Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had urged Iran’s Armed Forces to investigate the “possible shortcomings” that led to the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane on Wednesday.
Read Trump’s tweet from today below:
Iran’s president expressed “profound regret” for the Ukrainian passenger jet being shot down
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke via phone Saturday about the Ukrainian passenger jet being shot down, according to a readout of the phone call from the Canadian government.
Rouhani expressed “profound regret for the shooting down of the aircraft by the Iranian military.”
Trudeau insisted on the need for a complete and thorough investigation, saying Canada was ready to deploy air safety experts to facilitate black box examination and DNA specialists to assist with victim identification and the return of remains to Canada.
Trudeau and Rouhani agreed “on the importance of de-escalation and dialogue to reduce tensions and promote stability in the region.” Trudeau said the incident is “an example of how heightened tensions can have tragic consequences for innocent civilians.”