Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Latest news
Main » Israeli Minister Encourages Iran Protests, Says Israel is not Involved

Israeli Minister Encourages Iran Protests, Says Israel is not Involved

02 January 2018

And if I were President Trump, I'd lay out a plan as to how I would engage the regime. Hundreds of people have been arrested. On Saturday, Telegram shut down one channel of the service over Iranian government allegations that it encouraged violence, something its moderator denied.

Protesters have chanted, "Death to the dictator!", "We do not want an Islamic republic!", "Death to Khamenei!" and "Death to Hezbollah!"

In a tightly controlled media environment, much of the information about the demonstrations has emerged via social media, and platforms like Telegram and Instagram have been used extensively by protesters.

The state TV report Monday made the reference in a package on the ongoing demonstrations that began Thursday. Gen. Massoud Jazayeri said Monday that Trump's support of the protesters "indicates planning by the U.S. for launching a new sedition in Iran".

"Big protests in Iran", he later added.

An Iranian reached by telephone, who asked not to be named, said there was a heavy presence of police and security forces in the heart of the capital. Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the footage. President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the public's anger over the Islamic Republic's flagging economy, though he and others warned that the government wouldn't hesitate to crack down on those it considers lawbreakers.

However, the reformist Etemad newspaper quoted Hamid Reza Kazemi, a Lorestan lawmaker, as saying police did open fire during the clashes. "They don't let anyone assemble", he said.

There have been clashes in several cities, and Iran has restricted social networks used to organise protests.

While anti-government protests have broken out across the country, there have also been demonstrations of support for the government.

Kendall Jenner sparks speculation she is pregnant
If Kendall Jenner is pregnant - and again, that's a big if - she would be the fourth sister to now be expecting a child. According to Radar Online , 20-year-old Kylie's boyfriend Travis has broken up with her saying he "just can't do this".

State TV said: "Some armed protesters tried to take over some police stations and military bases but faced serious resistance from security forces".

Trump, whose travel bans have blocked Iranians from getting U.S. visas, again tweeted about the protests Sunday.

"Looks like they will not take it any longer". "The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!"

In his first public comments, Mr Rouhani criticised Mr Trump.

He said the cause of death was not immediately known, though authorities later described one of the deaths as the result of a personal dispute.

Several hundred protesters have been arrested so far, beginning with over 50 in Mashhad on Thursday.

Police in the center of Tehran fired water cannons to try to disperse demonstrators, according to pictures on social media. Tehran now sells its oil on the global market and has signed deals to purchase tens of billions of dollars' worth of Western aircraft.

BORIS JOHNSON spoke of his growing "concern" yesterday as two protesters were reportedly killed in astonishing anti-Government demos sweeping Iran. It did not say when the incident took place.

Iran's economy has improved since the nuclear deal, which saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the end of some international sanctions.