January 03 2018 01:10 p
The Washington Post reported that the street protests witnessed by Iran these days highlight the weakness of the regime in this country, which America sees as a huge regional power.
"Despite the lifting of most of the Western economic sanctions after 2015, the Islamic Republic has not been able to meet the expectations of the daily Iranians, who see the country's resources being wasted in corruption and foreign military adventures by clerics who deny basic freedoms," the editorial said.
"The protests began in one city against the backdrop of rising food prices, which quickly spread to a national uprising directed directly to the rule of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei."
"The popular demand for change is justified and deserves international support. President Donald Trump was right to chant his support for the demonstrators," he said, calling on European leaders to abandon their caution and openly declare support for Iranian demands.
She pointed to the differences between the uprising that is taking place in Iran these days and those that occurred in 2009, indicating that the current more violent.
"Western leaders should do everything in their power to support peaceful protests, including finding ways to help Iranians communicate with each other after the regime has restricted access to the Internet."
The newspaper warned the US president of actions that undermine the protests and increase the influence of hardliners in the regime.
She pointed out that if the president is thinking of abandoning the nuclear agreement signed in 2015 did.