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Trump: 'America will always stand with the Iranian people'

Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on December 8, 2019 - Duration: 01:04s

Trump: 'America will always stand with the Iranian people'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday accused Iran of killing "thousands" of people during recent protests.

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Trump: 'America will always stand with the Iranian people'

Trump was addressing the Israeli-American Council's annual summit, where he also offered condolences for the shooting at the U.S. Navy air base in Pensacola that killed three and wounded eight others.

Unrest in Iran began on Nov.

15 after the government abruptly raised fuel prices by as much as 300 percent, spreading to more than 100 cities and towns where young and working-class protesters demanded clerical leaders step down.

Tehran has given no official death toll but Amnesty International it had documented the deaths of at least 208 protesters, making the disturbances the bloodiest since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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