Published: 2017-12-31 18:10
Last Updated: 2017-12-31 18:10
US President Donald Trump had tweeted supporting the Iranian protesters, again on Sunday, saying:
Big protests in Iran. The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism. Looks like they will not take it any longer. The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017
Earlier the previous day, Trump tweeted also:
The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what their leaders fear the most.... pic.twitter.com/W8rKN9B6RT— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017
Which angered the Iranian government, leading the Foreign Ministry spokesman to say: “Iranian people give no credit to the deceitful and opportunist remarks of U.S. officials or Mr. Trump”.
While dozens arrested since the beginning of the protests on Thursday, the Iranian Mehr news agency earlier on Sunday reported that two protesters were killed in Doroud, in Iran’s Lorestan province.
Mehr quoted Habibollah Khojastepour, the security deputy of Lorestan’s governor, as saying an illegal gathering in Doroud took place on Saturday night and ignited clashes.
Iranian authorities have blocked Instagram and the messaging app Telegram from working in the country “in line with maintaining peace and security of the citizens”, the Iranian TV State reported quoting an anonymous source.
Iran warned that protesters will "pay the price" after a third night of unrest which saw mass demonstrations across the country, AFP reported.
Protesters shared videos on social media showing thousands protesting across the country overnight in the largest demonstrations in the Islamic Republic since 2009.