Discussing protests in Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted that “when they [ie, Iranians] march in the streets today, they recognise that it is their leadership that has led them astray. It’s their leadership that has denied them the ability to feed their families and to have prosperity and security”. He further stated that “the Iranian people understand that their leadership’s activities need to change, and we have been incredibly supportive of this effort for the Iranian people to get what it is that they so richly deserve, and we will continue to support the Iranian people”. “When they see Iranian money launching an attack on an Iraqi facility [on December 27], I think the Iranian people understand that’s not the best use of their money either”, Pompeo added.
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