VP Mike Pence: President Trump not staying silent on Iran

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President Rouhani described attempts by the government to create jobs and increase production as one of the greatest services to the country and the people, saying: "Iranian producers and exporters must build up efforts for more production and employment and introducing Iranian products and brand to the world". He further stated that the government is mismanaged and that it was not from a lack of economic sources.

"In standing with the Iranian people, we must explain that they are not the target of our sanctions".

Numerous activists appeared to be young, disenfranchised working-class Iranians, giving the uprising a wholly different tenor to the Green Movement of 2009, which saw millions take to the streets and was driven by the middle classes.

Chanting in unison in Farsi and English, the protesters referred to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and a Shiite militant group as they waved signs and flags and shouted, "Death to Khamenei!"

The president has said that "oppressive regimes can not endure forever", and our administration will continue to support the protesters in their calls for freedom and demand that Iran's leaders cease their unsafe and destabilizing actions at home and overseas.

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Violent unrest fueled by economic grievances erupted in dozens of Iranian cities between December 28 and January 1, leaving at least 21 people dead. US officials had put the number held at 1,000.

For if the protests are about people being denied the freedom and material goods the young enjoy in the West, the protesters are demanding what theocracies do not deliver.

This latest wave of protests in Iran will most likely be resolved sooner or later, but will force the authorities to pay more attention to the pulse of the Iranian streetA fully fledged revolution? Both the USA and analysts studying Iran say hard-liners initially fomented the economic protests to put pressure on Rouhani but quickly lost control of them.

Juneau tells Tremonti that debating the level of an appropriate response from the Iranian government toward protesters is inconsequential.

Haroonian and other Iranian-Jewish activists are in the minority for being more vocal in their support of the protestors in Iran.

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It's hard to tell right now who emerged stronger after the protests - Rouhani or his hard-line opponents. There were protests after the 2009 Iranian election but nothing has really changed since the protest.

"Even if there are no more protests [right now], it will explode one day", Hadi said.

The accumulated discontent among the people is now spilling out onto the streets, connecting the economic and the political.

Haley targeted the regime's neglect of the public's well-being in exchange for supporting proxies throughout the region, noting that the average Iranian family is 15 percent poorer than a decade ago.

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