Global  

Trump says Iran is killing 'thousands'

Video Credit: Reuters - Politics - Duration: 01:34s - Published
Trump says Iran is killing 'thousands'

Trump says Iran is killing 'thousands'

U.S. President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that Iran was killing thousands of people for protesting and urged the world to take more notice.

Gavino Garay reports.

U.S. President Donald Trump at the NATO summit in London on Tuesday said Iran is killing thousands of protesters angry over gas prices and the country's leadership... sparking a government crackdown… Disturbances in Iran began in mid-November over a sharp fuel hike but quickly turned political, with demonstrators demanding the removal of the top leaders of the country in the bloodiest anti-government protests since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING: ""Iran is killing perhaps thousands and thousands of people right now as we speak... Not just small numbers which are bad, big numbers which are really bad, and really big numbers." The President's claim of thousands killed is much higher than other estimates.

The New York Times in recent days reported that "at least 180 people ... and possibly hundreds more…" which still makes it the deadliest crackdown in Iran in 40 years.

A recent internet blackout has reportedly also slowed the release of information from the country.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING: "That is why they cut off the internet so people can't see what is going on..." The fuel hike and subsequent protests came as the cost of living is increasing in a country with a struggling economy that analysts say is in part a result of sanctions imposed by the U.S. after Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal.

According to a report from the Guardian, Iran state TV on Tuesday acknowledged that security forces killed quote "rioters" during last month's protests.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING: "It is a terrible thing and the world has to be watching."




You Might Like


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States

Michael Flynn: President Trump, Please Suspend The Constitution And Declare Martial Law [Video]

Michael Flynn: President Trump, Please Suspend The Constitution And Declare Martial Law

Former national security advisor Michael Flynn shared an ad from a right-wing activist group on Twitter on Tuesday. The group is calling on President Donald Trump to invoke martial law, to 'temporarily suspend the Constitution,' and have the military hold a new election. In his post, Flynn tagged several Trump-supporting lawyers and media personalities, and wrote, 'Freedom never kneels except for God.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:47Published

US election: Wisconsin governor calls Trump lawsuit an 'assault'

President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn Wisconsin's election results by tossing ballots only from the state's two most heavily Democratic counties is an..
New Zealand Herald

Trump to travel to Georgia on Saturday to rally for Perdue and Loeffler

The president has refused to concede and baselessly questioned the results of the presidential election in Georgia.
CBS News
Biden Plans To Keep FBI Director Wray [Video]

Biden Plans To Keep FBI Director Wray

The NY Times reports that Pres. Elect Joe Biden plans to keep Christopher Wray on as FBI Director. A senior Biden official told The Times Biden was "not removing the FBI director unless Trump fired him." Business Insider speculated the move is part of the Biden team's broader effort to restore trust intelligence and justice systems. The institutions which have been in place to protect Americans has become overtly politicized under the Trump administration.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:26Published

Can Trump pardon himself? What's a preemptive pardon? Experts explain the sweeping power

Legal experts answer some of the most common questions about what Donald Trump can and cannot do with the broad pardon powers of the president.

USATODAY.com

NATO NATO Intergovernmental military alliance of Western states

NATO Foreign Ministers look to broaden scope for next decade [Video]

NATO Foreign Ministers look to broaden scope for next decade

Speaking to Euronews, German Marshall Fund Vice President Ian Lesser, said NATO's original mission hasn't changed. "That's about countering Russia's very significant force posture and that's very meaningful for the alliance - that hasn't gone away.

Credit: Euronews English    Duration: 02:21Published

Nato needs to adapt quickly to stay relevant for 2030, report urges

BRUSSELS (NYTIMES) - A high-level look at Nato's next 10 years recommends significant changes to confront the new challenges of an aggressive Russia and a rising..
WorldNews

Turkish exploration vessel back in port ahead of EU summit

Turkey’s seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis returned to port on Monday from disputed Mediterranean waters, less than two weeks before a European Union summit..
WorldNews
US troops withdrawal: Afghan forces try to maintain calm in Achin [Video]

US troops withdrawal: Afghan forces try to maintain calm in Achin

NATO has suggested ISIL remains a concern in Afghanistan and has promised to support the Afghan forces for the next four years.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 02:56Published
Boris Johnson announces 'biggest hike in UK defence funding since Cold War' [Video]

Boris Johnson announces 'biggest hike in UK defence funding since Cold War'

The additional £16.5 billion (€18.4 billion) will put the UK second in defence spending among NATO allies after the US.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 02:33Published

London London Capital of the United Kingdom

London's National Gallery reopens its doors to the public as England's lockdown is lifted [Video]

London's National Gallery reopens its doors to the public as England's lockdown is lifted

As England's second lockdown comes to an end, cultural venues such as the National Gallery have reopened their doors to the public.

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 00:50Published

Supergiant just released a 10th anniversary album of music from its games

Studio Supergiant Games has been in the business of making excellent games for the last decade — including Bastion, Transistor, Pyre, and Hades — which each..
The Verge
Sadiq Khan: Covid vaccine is ‘fantastic news’ [Video]

Sadiq Khan: Covid vaccine is ‘fantastic news’

The Mayor of London says he “did a leap in the air” when he heard that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine had been approved for use in the UK. Despite the “fantastic news” Sadiq Khan urged Londoners to remain cautious under England’s new tiered lockdown restrictions saying: “We’ve got to follow the rules”. Mr Khan added that he wants to “sensibly and reasonably” discuss with Londoners “who aren’t persuaded” the benefits of vaccines. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 00:50Published
Michel Barnier arrives for talks with deadline looming [Video]

Michel Barnier arrives for talks with deadline looming

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives for trade talks with the UK in London, as negotiators race to reach a deal before the looming deadline. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 00:41Published
Shoppers queue at dawn as lockdown lifts [Video]

Shoppers queue at dawn as lockdown lifts

Shoppers on London’s Oxford Street began queuing before 7am on Wednesday, just hours after England’s second national lockdown lifted. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 01:17Published

Related news from verified sources

Trump says Iran is killing thousands for protesting

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Iran was killing thousands of people for protesting...
Reuters - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com


Iran acknowledges security forces killed protesters in nationwide unrest

Iran acknowledges security forces killed protesters in nationwide unrest State television acknowledged killings of protesters, some hours before U.S. President Donald Trump...
Jerusalem Post - Published

Trump says world ‘has to be watching’ the violence in Iran

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the world has to be watching the Iranian government’s...
Seattle Times - Published Also reported by •Newsday



Related videos from verified sources

U.S. to Send Marines to Embassy In Iraq [Video]

U.S. to Send Marines to Embassy In Iraq

According to Reuters, the United States has no plans to evacuate its embassy in Baghdad and additional forces are being sent following violent demonstrations outside the compound. U.S. President Donald..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published
President Donald Trump Blames Iran For U.S. Embassy Breach [Video]

President Donald Trump Blames Iran For U.S. Embassy Breach

President Donald Trump is putting the blame on Iran after Iraqi Shiite militiamen and protesters broke into the U.S. Embassy over deadly U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

Credit: HuffPost NOW News     Duration: 00:52Published
Iraq decries air strikes, U.S. embassy besieged [Video]

Iraq decries air strikes, U.S. embassy besieged

Embassy staff fled into a safe room as American and Iraqi forces fought off violent protesters enraged by air strikes targeting an Iraqi militia unit. The militiamen were allies of Iran, and Baghdad..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published