Trump: Iranian protesters will get 'great support' from US 'at the appropriate time'

Trump: Iranian protesters will get 'great support' from US 'at the appropriate time'
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President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE on Wednesday expressed his “respect” for the Iranians participating in protests throughout the country, adding that the U.S. will provide “great support” to them “at the appropriate time.” 

“Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government,” Trump said. “You will see great support from the United States at the appropriate time!”

Trump and other administration officials, including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyTrump rules out Haley joining 2020 ticket The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump targets Iran with new sanctions Nikki Haley blasts Roy Moore's Senate bid: 'He does not represent our Republican Party' MORE, have voiced support for peaceful protesters demonstrating against the Iranian government.

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Trump has warned Iran that the U.S. is monitoring for potential human rights violations as demonstrations continue.

Protests began last week over economic concerns, reports say, but have shifted to anti-government demonstrations focused on the clerical regime.

The State Department on Tuesday reportedly urged the Iranian government to end its blocking of social media platforms.

At least 20 individuals have died since the protests began last week, according to The Washington Post.

Trump has said it's "time for change" in Iran and has praised the protesters for "acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime."