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Trump on Iran: 'Time for a Change'

Trump on Iran: 'Time for a Change'
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By    |   Monday, 01 January 2018 08:31 AM EST

President Donald Trump, noting the Iranian people “are hungry for food and freedom,” said it is “time for a change.”

Trump’s comments came in a tweet Monday morning.

At least 12 people have been reported killed during demonstrations in Iran.

Trump’s administration has placed additional sanctions on the country.

Trump said on Twitter a day earlier that the U.S. will be watching "very closely" for human rights violations during the protests.

The protests marked the biggest display of discontent in Iran since 2009. The demonstrations were sparked by anger over rising food and fuel prices, but have escalated to an outcry against the Iranian government, CNN reports.

President Hassan Rouhani, seeking to calm the unrest, on Sunday defended the Iranian people’s right to protest while urging them to work with his administration to address what he said were justified grievances about the economy.

Those comments came after Rouhani’s government restricted access to social media, which has become an important source of information about the protests.

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