Pompeo Accuses Iranian Government for Collapse of Country’s Currency

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave his remarks on the economic demonstrations in Iran on Wednesday, saying that the voices of demonstrators are being heard across the world.

“The Iranian people are demanding their leaders share the country’s wealth and respond to their legitimate needs,” Pompeo said in a statement. “We condemn the government’s same futile tactics of suppression, imprisonment of protestors, and the denial of Iranians’ frustrations.  The people of Iran are tired of the corruption, injustice, and incompetence from their leaders.  The world hears their voice.”

Pompeo also said on Twitter that Iran is wasting resources on Assad, Hizbollah, Hamas & Houthis, while Iranians struggle.

“Iran’s corrupt regime is wasting the country’s resources on Assad, Hizbollah, Hamas & Houthis, while Iranians struggle. It should surprise no one Iran Protests continue. People are tired of the corruption, injustice & incompetence of their leaders. The world hears their voice,” Pompeo tweeted.

Meanwhile, protestors are on the streets of Tehran, mostly around the Grand Bazaar. Also, workers went on strike amid the collapse of country’s currency.

The U.S. moved to reimpose economic penalties on Iran following President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal, adding further pressure to the Iranian regime as the discontent of its citizens grows.

Reuters reported that President Hassan Rouhani attempted to reassure Iranians that the country and its economy would be able to handle new sanctions.

“Even in the worst case, I promise that the basic needs of Iranians will be provided. We have enough sugar, wheat and cooking oil. We have enough foreign currency to inject into the market,” Rouhani said in a televised address.

He referred to U.S. sanctions on Iran as “psychological, economic and political war,” and said the U.S. would pay for Trump’s decision to withdraw from the pact.

“Withdrawal was the worst decision he [Trump] could make. It was appalling. It hurt America’s global reputation,” Rouhani said.

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