Republican senator John McCain has voiced support to Iranian protesters who took to streets against the clerical rule and corruption in the Shiite country.
McCain wrote on Twitter, "For too long, the Iranian people have been oppressed by their government, which cares more about sowing instability abroad than its own citizens. The US
stands with the brave protesters who yearn for freedom, peace, and an end to corruption in Iran".
The protests that erupted Thursday mainly opposed the economic problems in the country, but it then turned political.
At least 11 protesters were killed, and hundreds were injured, most of them seriously.