Trump rips Iran for shutting down internet amid protests

Trump rips Iran for shutting down internet amid protests
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE slammed Iran over reports that its regime blocked internet access in the country amid demonstrations in Tehran against the government on Sunday. 


"Iran, the Number One State of Sponsored Terror with numerous violations of Human Rights occurring on an hourly basis, has now closed down the Internet so that peaceful demonstrators cannot communicate. Not good!" the president tweeted. 

The president's tweet comes after the Iranian government appeared to have moved to shut down the internet over the weekend. 

The reported shutdown was in response to a slew of protests against the country's regime. The demonstrations have included calls for the removal of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. 

Multiple deaths have been reported amid the protests. 

Trump voiced his support for the protests in a separate tweet earlier on Sunday.  

The tweet mirrored statements from a bipartisan group of lawmakers and influencers, who also praised the protestors. 

Trump's former presidential opponent and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' From dive bars to steakhouses: How Iowa caucus staffers blow off steam Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE also tweeted her support for the protesters, saying she hoped the Iranian government would respond peacefully. 

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump, Europe increasingly at odds on Iran Trump: Anonymous news sources are 'bulls---' Trump: 'Good chance' Dems give immigration 'win' after Pelosi called White House plan 'dead on arrival' MORE (R-S.C.) praised the president's rhetoric toward the regime, but said he needed to do more.

"He has to do more than watch. He actually has to act. And if I were him I would withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran next year if it's not made better by the Congress and our European allies," Graham told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday.