Netanyahu wishes Iranian people success in their ‘noble quest for freedom’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday expressed support for Iranian protesters, and condemned Tehran's claims that Israel is responsible for the demonstrations. 

“Brave Iranians are pouring into the streets. They seek freedom. They seek justice. They seek the basic liberties that have been denied to them for decades,” Netanyahu said in a recorded message.


Netanyahu also called Iranian claims that Israel is behind the protests “false” and “laughable.”

At least ten people were killed Sunday after protesters took to the streets for a fourth-consecutive day throughout the country to protest economic hardships and alleged government corruption. 


Some protesters in the country's capital reportedly chanted "death to Rouhani," referring to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, and "death to the dictator," referring apparently to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE has sent out several tweets in support of the Iranian protests since they began. On Monday, he said Iran is "failing on every level," adding that it is “time for change."

Lawmakers and high-profile political figures have largely praised Trump for his vocal support of the protesters.

Netanyahu on Monday lamented that European nations haven’t spoken up in support for the protesters.

“This regime tries desperately to sow hate between us. But they will not succeed,” Netanyahu said.

“I wish the Iranian people success in their noble quest for freedom,” he added.