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Sarah Sanders: Trump Wants Iran to Address Human Rights, Terror Issues


By    |   Tuesday, 02 Jan 2018 04:25 PM

President Donald Trump's continued comments on the government protests in Iran are aimed at eventually improving human rights for that nation's citizens and stopping terrorism, the White House said Tuesday.

"I think the ultimate end game would be that the citizens and the people of Iran are actually given basic human rights, and he would certainly like to see [the government] stop being a state sponsor of terror," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing.

"We support them giving basic rights to the people of Iran. And we support them stopping being a state sponsor of terror. And we want to see those actions take place."

Sanders said the administration is keeping several options open, although she would not reveal what any of those might be. She was asked about regime change in Iran but would not take the bait.

"If they want to [make the proper changes] through current leadership, if that's possible, OK," Sanders said.

Trump has posted several tweets in recent days about the Iranian protests that have resulted in at least 21 deaths.

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