Iranian security forces opened fire on protesters in the city of Takestan. Media reports say more than 20 people have been killed in the latest violence – and they include police. The protestors, which are the largest since the pro-reform unrest of 2009, have seen crowds chanting "death to the dictator."
As such, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for unity, but saying demonstrations are an "opportunity, not a threat." Still, he has vowed to crack down on "lawbreakers." In the meantime, the U.S. is stepping up its support of protesters calling it "bold resistance." Taking to Twitter, President Trump is calling for change in Iran.
"Iran is failing at every level,” he writes. “Despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama administration." Trump added that the "great" Iranian people have been repressed for years and are hungry for food and freedom. He said that human rights and the wealth of the country are being “looted” and noted, "TIME FOR CHANGE." What that means as far as U.S. involvement is unknown.