President Donald Trump just claimed money given to Iran when former President Barack Obama was in office was used to fund terrorism and corruption.
Trump said “all of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their ‘pockets,”‘ referring to the global deal that removed some economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program. However, Trump doesn’t like this deal.
“The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime,” his tweet also said.
“The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The US is watching!”
The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their “pockets.” The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The U.S. is watching!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Six days of unrest have seen at least 20 people killed and around 450 protesters arrested in the capital of Tehran.
Offering his first comments since they began, Supreme Leader accused the “enemies of Iran” of meddling in the country’s affairs.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: “In recent days, enemies of Iran used different tools including cash, weapons, politics and intelligence apparatus to create troubles for the Islamic Republic.”
Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration. The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2018
He did not mention any enemies by name but Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said the United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia were behind the recent riots.
“Saudis will receive Iran’s unexpected response and they know how serious it can be,” Mr Shamkhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news in an interview with Beirut-based Al Mayadeen TV.