Trump tweets criticism of 'brutal and corrupt' Iran regime

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At least 20 people are dead in Iran's bloody week of protests

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He said that the U.S, Britain and Saudi Arabia are behind the recent riots in Iran, adding that the hash tags and social media campaigns in Iran are all being guided by these countries. Demonstrators waved Iranians flags and signs supporting Iran's clerically overseen government. Tehran said US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in "numerous absurd tweets, (had) incited Iranians to engage in disruptive acts" which violated global law, CNN reported.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei yesterday blamed the country's "enemies" for the unrest.

Tens of thousands of Iranians today took part in pro- government rallies in several cities across the country.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed on Tuesday the US president for his rude comments, saying he should address his own country's problems instead of interfering in other countries.

President Trump tweeted, "such respect for the #People Of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government".

On December 30 regime supporters rally around the country for officially sanctioned demonstrations to commemorate the defeat of the 2009 protest movement.

The protests have also taken many in the world by surprise as Iran keeps a tight control on the flow of information through its state-regulated media.

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"Certain countries are waging a proxy war against the Islamic republic via social media and the internet, " Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said.

In Tehran alone, 450 protesters have been arrested in the last three days, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein is also keeping a close eye on the anti-government protests. "All those who are at odds with the Islamic Republic have utilised various means, including money, weapons, politics and intelligence apparatus, to create problems for the Islamic system, the Islamic Republic and the Islamic revolution".

"Canada will continue to support the fundamental rights of Iranians, including the right to freedom of expression".

The protests began on Thursday in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Iran's second-largest, and quickly spread across the nation, with some protesters chanting against the government and Ayatollah Khamenei.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry has hit back at the USA president, saying that Trump should focus on his own country rather than tweet about civil unrest overseas.

"The ongoing protests, by contrast, show no well-defined demands, no leadership or organization, and are diffuse around Iran", Cliff Kupchan, the chairman of Eurasia Group, a Washington-based political consulting firm, said in a research note.

Rouhani called out Trump, whom he referred to as "this gentleman in America" in a broadcast on state television Sunday.

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