‘The World Is Watching’ Trump Warns Iran
We are on the cusp of 2018 and the Middle East remains as volatile as ever.
In Iran, more than 300 people gathered in the city of Kermanshah earlier yesterday to call for “revolution” as simmering public anger surrounding Iran’s poor economic situation and allegations of corruption boiled over and flooded the streets.
In the past week, more than a hundred people have been arrested for protesting and riot police have used extreme measures such as water cannon and tear gas to try and disperse crowds.
Iran is currently involved in a bitter power struggle with Saudi Arabia whom it is fighting a series of proxy wars with, notably in Yemen. The King Of Jordan has been pushed to arrest his own brothers and cousin for suspected cooperation with Saudi Arabia. However, it is its foreign entanglements that are so enraging the Iranian people.
Donald Trump, however, issued a stern warning to the Iranian government via Twitter:
“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.
“Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including the right to express themselves. The world is watching.”
Events in the Middle East will doubtless dominate 2018 and as they have always done do a lot to shape the world we live in.