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Tweet deleted by Trump as Iran crisis deepens

Tweet deleted by Trump as Iran crisis deepens

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Donald Trump has said anti-regime protesters in Iran will see "great" support from the US, following days of unrest in cities across the country.In a tweet, the US President wrote: "Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government. You will see great support from the United States at the appropriate time!"Moments earlier, Mr Trump had deleted a tweet with different wording - in which he spoke of his respect for Iranians in their "fight" to take back their "corrupt and poorly run" country.He had also wrote: "The United States will be with you at the appropriate time!":: What does Iran's unrest mean for oil prices?Image:A tweet about Iran by President Trump was deleted and quickly replacedActivists have taken to the streets of almost every province in Ira...
Iran protests: US brands Tehran's accusations 'nonsense'

Iran protests: US brands Tehran's accusations 'nonsense'

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe US has branded as "complete nonsense" Iran's accusation that its enemies have been behind a wave of violent protests sweeping the country.Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had made the accusation in his first comments on the protests.US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley said the protests were "spontaneous", adding that the US planned to call an emergency UN meeting on the situation.The unrest began last Thursday and has seen 22 people killed.The demonstrations, which started in the city of Mashhad, were initially against price rises and corruption, but then began to express wider anti-government sentiment.Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday. Mr Macron called for "restraint"...
'Nine more killed' in Iran protests

'Nine more killed' in Iran protests

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Nine more people, including an 11-year-old boy, have been killed as anti-government protests continued across Iran on Tuesday.That brings the number of people killed in six days of unrest to at least 21 people.State TV says six rioters were killed in the town of Qahdarijan, during an attack on a police station. The clashes were sparked off as protesters tried to steal guns, according to reports.Two people, a 20-year-old man and a boy aged 11, died in the town of Khomeinishahr and a member of the Revolutionary Guards was killed in nearby Kahriz Sang.About 100 people were detained overnight in the region where most of the unrest was occurring, near the central city of Isfahan, according to state TV.Another 450 have been held over the last three days in the capital Tehran, according to the se...
Two demonstrators killed in Iran protests

Two demonstrators killed in Iran protests

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Two protesters have been killed at a rally in Iran amid a wave of anti-government protests, an official has said.The two were reported killed overnight at a demonstration in Dorud, in the country's western Lorestan province.They are the first deaths to be reported since the current wave of protests erupted on Thursday and spread across Iran.The province's governor, Habibollah Khojastehpour, told state television: "On Saturday evening, there was an illegal protest in Dorud and a number of people took to the streets responding to calls from hostile groups, leading to clashes."Unfortunately in these clashes two citizens from Dorud were killed."He said "no shots were fired by the police and security forces", and blamed "foreign agents" and "enemies of the revolutions".Image:Tear gas appeared t...
Iran cities hit by anti-government protests

Iran cities hit by anti-government protests

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAnti-government demonstrations that began in Iran on Thursday have now spread to several major cities.Large numbers reportedly turned out in Rasht, in the north, and Kermanshah, in the west, with smaller protests in Isfahan, Hamadan and elsewhere.The protests began against rising prices but have spiralled into a general outcry against clerical rule and government policies.A small number of people have been arrested in Tehran, the capital.They were among a group of 50 people who gathered in a city square, Tehran's deputy governor-general for security affairs told the Iranian Labour News Agency.How did the protests start?The demonstrations began in the north-eastern city of Mashhad - the country's second most-populous - on Thursday.People there too...