Trump dubs Iranian regime as 'brutal,' 'corrupt'

ANI | Updated: Jan 02, 2018 22:56 IST

Washington DC [USA], Jan 2 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday dubbed the Iranian regime as "brutal" and "corrupt" and also purported that the money given to Iran by Barack Obama when he was the american president "went into terrorism and into their 'pockets.'"

"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,"" Trump, stated, in a Twitter post.

"The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The U.S. is watching!" he added.

As anti-government protests continued in Iran for the fifth consecutive day between the Iranian security forces and protestors, the official death roll rose to 20.

On Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the people of Iran were free to protest peacefully, but rejected protesting by violence. The authorities have also blocked two popular social media apps - Telegram and Instagram - as a security measure.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has wished Iranian people "success in their noble quest for freedom."

"I wish the Iranian people success in their noble quest for freedom," Netanyahu said in a YouTube video published on Monday.

He also dismissed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's claim that Israel is behind the protests in Iran.

"I heard today Iran's President Hassan Rouhani's claim that Israel is behind the protests in Iran. It's not only false. It's laughable. And unlike Rouhani, I will not insult the Iranian people. They deserve better," Netanyahu said.

Iran is still witnessing a wave of demonstrations, being held in many cities across the country as people took to raising anti-government slogans, over alleged corruption and rising prices that have plagued the people of the country.

Scores of protestors have been arrested in the last few days. (ANI)