Trump warns Iran: US watching for human rights violations in response to protests

President TrumpDonald John TrumpEx-ethics chief calls on Trump to end 'monstrous' migrant policies Laura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy as 'cruel' and 'immoral' US denies report of coalition airstrike on Syria MORE early Sunday warned Iran that the United States is watching for human rights violations as anti-government protests flare across the country.

“Big protests in Iran. The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism,” Trump said.

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“Looks like they will not take it any longer. The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!”

The warning comes after the first deaths were reported in western Iran on Saturday.

The president had issued a similar caution to Tehran on Friday.

“Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad,” Trump said in a tweet.

“Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching! #IranProtests.”

The anti-government protests reportedly entered their third night on Saturday, as Iranians demonstrated against the government in Tehran.