After a week of protests in Iran, fueled by years of government corruption, and sparked by America’s strong new leadership, President Trump and his administration are standing with the protesters.
Throughout the week, Iranian citizens faced off against their brutal government, risking their lives to demand freedom from the oppressive regime.
From the start, President Trump and Vice President Pence have been vocally supportive of the protesters, a stark contrast from the Obama administration, which sided with the Iranian government during similar demonstrations in 2009.
On Friday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, said that the United States “stands unapologetically with those in Iran who seek freedom for themselves, prosperity for their families, and dignity for their nation.”
“We will not be quiet,” vowed Haley, who has proven to be anything but intimidated by the United Nations, who bullied the Obama administration and attempted to do the same when President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
.@USUN Ambassador Haley: In the end, the Iranian people will determine their own destiny. Let there be no doubt the U.S. stands unapologetically with those in #Iran who seek freedom for themselves, prosperity for their families and dignity for their nation. We will not be quiet. pic.twitter.com/cjvg9rfsW2
— Department of State (@StateDept) January 5, 2018