Dec 30, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Iran rebukes Trump tweet about protests

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Iran criticized President Trump's tweet in support of a series of economic protests in major Iranian cities over issues including unemployment, corruption and unbalanced government spending, per The Associated Press.

Key quote: "Iranian people give no credit to the deceitful and opportunist remarks of U.S. officials or Mr. Trump," Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi said, according to the AP.

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