US President Donald Trump: The UNSC Must Take Action on Iran. They are Killing Protesters.
U.S. President Donald Trump, while speaking at a luncheon with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), talked about Iran, Thursday, December 5.
Trump said Iran has “killed hundreds and hundreds of people in a very short period of time.”
A senior U.S. official said Thursday Iranian forces may have killed more than 1,000 people in response to protests that were sparked by the government’s sudden and dramatic increase in fuel prices.
“It appears the regime could have murdered over a thousand Iranian citizens since the protests began,” said U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook.
Protests erupted Nov. 15 after the government hiked fuel prices by as much as 300%.
Protesters demonstrated in more than 100 Iranian cities and towns demanding that clerical leaders resign.
The U.S. has urged people in Iran to send footage of the protests provided they could sidestep internet restrictions in the country.
President Trump said at the White House in response to a question from VOA about his desired global response to the regime’s crackdown, “We’re already dealing with the U.N. …they’re very much involved with respect to Iran and other things.”
Trump also called on the media, which he frequently disparages for allegedly reporting false news accounts, to “go in and see what’s happening” in Iran.