Back in January 2018, President Donald Trump promised that Washington would support Iranians taking part in mass anti-government protests at the time.
Speaking at the Iran Freedom Convention for Democracy and Human Rights in Washington, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s attorney and former mayor of New York City, signaled the US President’s readiness to change power in Iran.
Politico quoted Giuliani as saying that Trump is “as committed to regime change [in Iran] as we are.”
This is “the only way to peace in the Middle East” and “more important than an Israeli-Palestinian deal,” Giuliani underscored.
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The statement came more than five months after Trump tweeted his “respect” for Iranians taking part in the protests against “their corrupt government”, adding that the people of Iran will see “great support from the United States at the appropriate time.”
In a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Iran’s Envoy to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo warned against meddling in Tehran’s domestic affairs and slammed Trump’s support for the protests as “grotesque”.
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He was echoed by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who said on his Twitter page that Trump has an odd way of showing ‘such respect’ for Iranians: from labeling them a ‘terrorist nation’ & banning them…