Originally published: 2018-01-01 03:05:21
POSTED BY FRANK CAMP, THE DAILY WIRE
As the protests continue in Iran, conservative politicians are offering their support to the Iranian people. On Thursday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) issued the following statement:
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) December 29, 2017
On Friday, the State Department issued a statement declaring:
Iran’s leaders have turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos. As President Trump has said, the longest-suffering victim’s of Iran’s leaders are Iran’s own people. The United States strongly condemns the arrest of peaceful protesters. We urge all nations to publicly support the Iranian people and their demands for basic rights and an end to corruption.
Also on Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted:
Reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with the regime’s corruption and its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. The Iranian government should respect their people’s rights including their right to express themselves. The world is watching
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) December 30, 2017
President Trump has shown his support in multiple tweets, including this one from Friday:
Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching! #IranProtests
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017
On Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement:
I urge the Trump Administration to do everything possible to support these courageous protestors, and I call upon freedom-loving nations everywhere to rally behind and publicly express their support for the Iranian people.https://t.co/aCWEDfvMMJ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 30, 2017
On Sunday, Mitt Romney and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley released their own statements via Twitter:
Profoundly moving to watch those seeking freedom in Iran. Patriots afar remind us of the patriots who won our own freedom and also those who preserve it. Heroes all.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) December 31, 2017
— U.S. Mission to the UN (@USUN) December 31, 2017
As the Iranian protests roll on, expect even more support from conservative and Republican leaders.