President Donald Trump pledged to help Iranians “take back” their government Wednesday, as his White House weighed new sanctions against elements of the regime involved in a violent crackdown against protestors.
Though no specifics were stated, a senior administration official said that the White House was “looking across the board” at sanction authorities allowing Trump to target organizations or individuals involved in human rights violations, censorship or preventing free assembly.
The strong support being shown by the White House is in direct contrast with former President Obama’s inaction and silence during the 2009 Green Revolution uprising. A recent Washington Examiner editorial argues that Obama’s inaction was purposefully executed in order to forge ahead and not disturb his then plans for what we know now as the disastrous “Iran Nuclear Deal.”
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday called the UN to take concrete steps to support Iranians, after anti-government protests erupted over the weekend.
“The UN must speak out,” Haley told reporters in New York City. “All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause. The international community made the mistake of failing to do that in 2009. We must not make that mistake again.”
AFSI continues to applaud President Trump and Ambassador Nikki Haley for their steadfast position on supporting basic civil liberties, freedoms and justice for and oppressed Iranian people. Their stance on this issue moves us closer toward a SAFE ISRAEL.
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