U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemns Iranian government

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a statement today condemning the Iranian government for investing in power battles and military escapades rather than in their own people.

"The Iranian government is squandering its citizen‘s resources, whether its adventurism in Syria, its support for Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Houthis, or its ambitions for wastefully expanding its nuclear program, it will only add to the suffering of the people of Iran," Pompeo stated.

"The Iranian people are demanding their leaders share the country‘s wealth and respond to their legitimate needs. We condemn the government‘s same futile tactics of suppression, imprisonment of protestors, and the denial of Iranian‘ frustrations. The people of Iran are tired of the corruption, injustice, and incompetence from their leaders. The world hears their voice".

Thousands of Iranians have been protesting against the country‘s faltering economy, as the Iranian rial plunges down to new lows. Some of the current uncertainty stems from US President Donald Trump‘s decision to pull his country out of the Iranian nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions on Iran.