Trump Promises Support for Iran Protests 'At the Appropriate Time'

Protestors gathered outside Iran’s embassy in London on New Year’s Eve

Protestors gathered outside Iran’s embassy in London on New Year’s Eve

Washington will seek emergency sessions at the United Nations to express support for the protesters, Haley said, adding that the global community had failed to support reformist protests in 2009 that were crushed by Tehran.

Shine, now a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, told The Jerusalem Post that while her analysis reviewed a wide range of economic issues confronting the Islamic Republic, the nuclear deal economic relief performing below Iranian expectations had certainly contributed to the protests. The unrest was initially triggered by discontent over the republic's weak economy, but soon transformed into a broader outpouring of anger against the leadership.

The recent opposition by the Iranian people to these living conditions appears to be spreading.

Britain's reaction, meanwhile, has been limited to a call for "meaningful debate" over the protesters' complaints, with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson saying: "The UK is watching events in Iran closely".

Residents contacted by Reuters in various cities said the protests had shown sign of abating since Thursday, after the establishment intensified a crackdown on the protesters by dispatching Revolutionary Guards forces to several provinces.

A map shared by Iranian activists on social media showing the locations of anti-regime protests. Image via @lisadaftari
A map shared by Iranian activists on social media showing the locations of anti-regime protests. Image via @lisadaftari

It is not clear who is spearheading the protests, or if anyone is leading them at all.

Iran is an OPEC oil producer and regional power deeply involved in Syria and Iraq as part of a battle for influence with rival Saudi Arabia, foreign interventions resented by many Iranians who want their leaders to pour more resources into cutting youth unemployment, which reached 29 percent previous year.

But they also urged the authorities to address economic grievances that have fuelled the protests.

Shortly before Trump's comments, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei made his first remarks about the uprising, blaming "enemies" of the country - presumably the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel - for the recent unrest.

Official and semi-official media offered no new reports of anti-regime protests, which have claimed 21 lives in the last week. Twenty-one people are believed to have died in violent clashes, among them 16 demonstrators. "Unfortunately, many of our European partners, as well as the United Nations, have thus far failed to forcefully speak out on the growing crisis in Iran".

Anushka Sharma goes dancing in the streets of Cape Town
Well, Virat has recently shared another picture from Cape Town , leaving many skipping a heartbeat again. They returned to India to throw their wedding reception parties.

Thierry Coville, an Iran specialist at French think-tank Iris, said Europe's business interests were at play, as well as concerns that Tehran should be handled carefully due to its involvement in Syria, Yemen and beyond.

"The enemies have united and are using all their means, money, weapons, policies and security services to create problems for the Islamic regime", the supreme leader said.

While he mentioned no specific state by name, it's likely some of his criticism was aimed at the United States.

U.S. President Donald Trump promised new support for the Iranian people Wednesday, even as Iran's state media reported that tens of thousands of pro-government demonstrators staged rallies across the country after days of anti-government protests.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said the Iranian people "are crying out for freedom". "All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause".

Some HP laptops need battery replacements due to serious safety concerns
Unfortunately for many HP laptop owners, it looks like there is a chance your laptop could be affected by faulty batteries. Notebook users can download HP's Battery Validation Utility to check if their laptop's battery needs to be replaced.

The protests were fanned in part by messages sent on the Telegram messaging app, which authorities blocked on Sunday along with Instagram. The head of Tehran's Revolutionary Court has also warned that arrested protesters could potentially face the death penalty for waging war against God.

People protest in Tehran, Iran December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media.

Protesters in Mashhad and other cities have expressed anger over poor economic conditions in Iran, including a recent spike in prices, despite the 2015 nuclear accord that ended major global sanctions.

Paladins Gets New Battlegrounds Mode Trailer
As pointed out by EuroGamer , Paladins has card battling gameplay from 2015 games and hero shooter mechanics from 2016 titles. Players can play team deathmatch on the Trade District map, and this mode will be made available on January 10th.

Recommended News

  • Samsung officially announces Exynos 9810 SoC

    Samsung officially announces Exynos 9810 SoC

    It also has faster Gigabit speeds and supports 'sophisticated image processing with deep learning-based software'. It promises to bring out the next level of performance from smartphones and smart devices.
    United States  suspending most aid to Pakistan as it fails to curb terrorism

    United States suspending most aid to Pakistan as it fails to curb terrorism

    Pakistan , which serves as a key transport route for supplies to USA forces in Afghanistan, denies harboring terrorists. In August, he was more forthright and warned that Pakistan "has much to lose" if ig persisted in aiding terrorists.
    FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES

    FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES

    But Pai canceled his appearance , according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which runs the CES conference. Shapiro said he was optimistic about the future of net neutrality legislation, despite Pai's recent rulings.
  • Logan Paul Announces Break From YouTube Amid Fallout From Dead Body Video

    Paul took to Twitter yesterday to say he was suspending his video blog "for now" and "taking time to reflect ". Former Viner and YouTube star Logan Paul is under serious backlash amid suicide forest video issue.
    Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people

    Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people

    The attack reportedly occurred in Kabul's PD9 district, located to the northeast of the area where foreign embassies are located. According to the Afghan police, the death toll from the previous night's suicide attack in Kabul soared to 20 on Friday.
    Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

    Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

    Open champion Sloane Stevens and Venus Williams, who will be aiming to win her eighth major singles title at the age of 37. Williams didn't drop a set while winning last year's title, and her victory helped her regain the world No.1 ranking.
  • US economy added 2 million jobs in 2017

    US economy added 2 million jobs in 2017

    But these workers often are paid less, receive far fewer benefits like health care and are much more likely to live in poverty. Shortly after the recession, employers and hiring managers could pick and choose employees because unemployment was so high.
    North, South Korea to meet for talks Tuesday

    North, South Korea to meet for talks Tuesday

    North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States and its two key Asia allies, Japan and South Korea . South Korea's defense ministry has said it had yet to see any evidence of an imminent missile launch.
    All iPhones vulnerable to hacking due to Intel bug, reveals report

    All iPhones vulnerable to hacking due to Intel bug, reveals report

    Apple will soon, release them to help stop potential exploitation via JavaScript running in the browser from a website. Yes, your iPhone or Mac suffers from the same processor security flaw that affects other smartphones and computers.
  • Lithuanians Go Crazy For LaVar Ball & Sons Arriving At Airport

    Lithuanians Go Crazy For LaVar Ball & Sons Arriving At Airport

    As seems to be invariable with Ball, it was the father who was the star on arrival in Vilnius. Of course LaVar Ball , Papa Big Baller Brand himself, got his own jersey.
    Dodgers acquire Scott Alexander in 3-team trade

    Dodgers acquire Scott Alexander in 3-team trade

    The Los Angeles Dodgers , Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals are exchanging pitchers, the three teams announced Thursday. In addition, they sent pitching prospect Trevor Oaks and minor-league infielder Erick Mejia to the Royals.
    Laredo Health Department sees a rise in flu cases

    Laredo Health Department sees a rise in flu cases

    Locally, the department says so far they have confirmed 300 flu cases, which is down from the 400 they saw previous year . The health service has confirmed that the so-called "Aussie" flu has killed "less than 10 people" in Ireland so far.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.