December 30, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
RASHT, Iran – Hundreds of people took to the streets of the northern Iranian city of Rasht on Friday night as in the video as part of a wider national protest against rising prices, unemployment and corruption.
Protesters gathered peacefully and chanted slogans against Iranian political, religious and judicial authorities.
Riot police were on the scene but were not needed.
Iranians have a legitimate grievance as the economy and daily lives has not improved as much as it was hoped after a Nuclear Deal was made some years ago with the Obama administration where nuclear related sanctions would be lifted if Iran halted its nuclear weapons program.
Iran has vigilantly adhered to the conditions of the deal.
A White House statement incorrectly claimed Iranians were fed up with “the regime’s corruption and its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism”.
“The Iranian government should respect their people’s rights, including their right to express themselves. The world is watching,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter.
U.S. strongly condemns arrest of peaceful protestors in #Iran, urges all nations to publicly support Iranian people. As @POTUS said, longest-suffering victims of Iran’s leaders are Iran’s own people. #Iranprotests pic.twitter.com/mUTObTeHft
— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) December 29, 2017
Although the protests are peaceful, some have turned violent and show all the hallmarks of the protests being hijacked into a color revolution. This can be seen by the responses from the Trump administration as they hope this can be utilized as an opportunity to undermine the Islamic Revolution.
It appears for now however that the US will fail to turn the mostly peaceful protests into a color revolution.