UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)
US President Donald Trump has said he does not care if Iran enters negotiations to de-escalate ongoing tensions with Washington, though his Homeland Security adviser suggested Tehran has no other option after sanctions and opposition. US.
“The National Security Adviser today suggested that sanctions and opposition have ‘strangled’ Iran. nuclear and do not kill your protesters, ”Trump wrote on Twitter.
Protesters marched in Tehran and other cities against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after Iran admitted that it “unintentionally” shot down a passenger plane belonging to Ukraine’s international airline.
Hours before the crash, Iran fired rockets at military bases in Iraq, where US and coalition troops were stationed. The attack was a retaliation for the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a US air strike, a move that escalated tensions in the region between Washington and Tehran.
Iranian officials said their military was on high alert in the event of US retaliation and this led to the belief that the unfortunate aircraft was an enemy aircraft.
Flight PS752 took off and flew near a “military sensitive location” and it crashed due to a “human misconduct”.
“Human error at a time of crisis caused by American adventurism led to catastrophe,” Iranian diplomat Javad Zarif wrote after the incident on Twitter.
Citing videos of recent protests, the New York Times reported that some protesters chanted “Khamenei is a murderer”.
On Saturday, Trump backed Iranian protesters against the government, stressing that his administration has always stayed with Iran’s “brave and long-suffering” people, and that it will continue to do so.
“We are closely following your protests and are inspired by your courage,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump also urged Tehran to allow human rights groups to monitor the protests.
“The Iranian government must allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground in the ongoing protests by the Iranian people. There can be no more massacres of peaceful protesters, nor Internet extortion. The world is watching,” wrote Trump.
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