As Iranian major cities are being hit by sweeping anti-government protests, US media outlets still turn a blind eye to the important event.
The protests that erupted Thursday saw millions of Iranians in cities of Rasht, Kermanshah, Isfahan, Hamadan and elsewhere opposing economic problems and clerical rule in the Shiite country.
The Iranian authorities have responded by arresting dozens of protesters.
Trump administration reaction
Reacting to the protests, US President Trump wrote on Twitter: "Iranian government should respect their people's rights".
He added that the "world was watching" millions of Iranians getting bored with the corruption under clerical rule and wasting the country's cash to support terrorism all over the world.
Trump's reaction proves he is the only politician in the world who is aware of the perils posed by the terrorist regime in Iran.
Iran has remained a major threat to the Middle east and the world with deploying hundreds of militias in the neighboring Arab countries.
Since he came to power, Trump has always defended the Iranian people against the Mullahs' terrorism.
The US State Department condemned the arrests and urged "all nations to publicly support the Iranian people and their demands for basic rights and an end to corruption".
US media hypocrisy
Meanwhile, US media outlets-that always depict themselves as defenders of human rights- paid no attention to the protests.
This reaction brings to minds what President Trump suggestion to hold a “contest” to determine which television network deserves a “fake news trophy.”
“We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage…They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Analysts told the Baghdad Post that the reaction of US media proves media tycoons attempt to prevent the world from getting creditable accounts of the sweeping protests in Iran.
Stop financing terrorism
Iranian protesters chanted “Leave Syria alone, think about us instead”, “Forget about Gaza and Lebanon; I’ll sacrifice my life for Iran”, “Death to the dictator”, and “The nation is destitute while the leader is acting like God”.
Reacting to the protests that spread now to the capital Tehran, the security forces arrested dozens of demonstrators and blocked the main bridges.
In a secret meeting with commanders of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Khamenei said that the ongoing protests is a conspiracy that is different than the conspiracy that targeted the Iranian regime in 2009.
He also ordered the arrest of several politicians who support the protests including the former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Last Modified: 12 31 2017 01:01 AM
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