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Trump tweeted 4x in Farsi, Iran’s language – Iran just responded

President Donald J. Trump, on Jan. 8, 2020, responds to missile strikes against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq by Iran. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
January 13, 2020

President Donald Trump tweeted support for protesters in Iran, appealing to them in their native language of Farsi as they lashed out at their government over shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane with dozens of Iranian citizens among 176 passengers aboard.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted first in English and then in Farsi, “To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I’ve stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely. Your courage is inspiring.”

“The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people. There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching.” Trump’s message continued.

On Sunday, Trump continued, saying, “To the leaders of Iran – DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!”

Finally on Sunday night, Trump concluded the fourth message in Farsi: “National Security Adviser suggested today that sanctions & protests have Iran ‘choked off’, will force them to negotiate. Actually, I couldn’t care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and “don’t kill your protesters.”

In response to Trump’s tweets, Abbas Mousavi, a spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, accused Trump of dishonoring the Farsi language.

“By the way, are you actually “standing by” millions of Iranians whose hero you just assassinated or “standing against them?!,” Mousavi said, in reference to the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Many protesters in Iran reportedly ripped down posters of Soleimani on Saturday.