While President Donald J. Trump is experiencing an unprecedented amount of violence and hostility from well-organized opposition protests in Democrat towns and cities around the United States, even threatening his White House residence and his home in New York, he tweeted today, in defense of protestors in Iran.
The tweet reads, in English, as follows:
“Three people have been sentenced to death in Iran for participating in protests. Their execution is expected at any moment. The execution of these three people sends a deplorable message to the world and should not be done.”
Protests in Iran have been anti-Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, who is seen a violent dictator by many youth in the country.
— Daniel Berliner (@DanielBerliner) January 14, 2020
Tuesday the news of the death sentence of three protestors stirred deep emotion in Iranian freedom fighters, who were arrested in 2019.
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) July 14, 2020
Supporters post on Twitter:
The news of the death sentences happens at a time of accelerated concerns over the Iranian leader’s ability to make weapons of mass destruction and the government’s stated objective of destroying or harming America.
Secretary Mike Pompeo has made many public comments about America’s national security concerns from the Iran region.
This week Pompeo said that Iran is being irresponsible and there are concerns over the number of weapons they have.
— Department of State (@StateDept) July 12, 2020
On Wednesday at a Press Briefing, Pompeo said about Iran:
“We remain concerned about missile proliferation – frankly throughout the region, certainly from the Islamic Republic of Iran. They continue to work on their missile program in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231,” Pompeo said.
“It’s the reason we think it is so important that the world unite to extend the arms embargo that expires just a handful of months from now in the middle of October. We think that would be tragically dangerous for the region and create instability throughout the Middle East.
We’ve been working with our Gulf state partners, not only to get them to assist the United States effort to extend this arms embargo – which is very, very important for them – but second, we’ve provided a great deal of assistance.
You see all kinds of U.S. sales of weapons – those are all public – and things that we can do both publicly and otherwise to help provide security in the face of an increasing capability of the Iranians to fire missiles all throughout the region, and ultimately establish a set of missile capabilities that is robust enough to defeat missile defenses throughout the region, but strike in places that go beyond even just their near neighborhood,” Pompeo told the press about Iran.