Since the beginning of the Iran protests last week, Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to lend his support to Iranian demonstrators who engaged in days of nationwide protests criticising the regime for rising prices, economic mismanagement, corruption and its regional foreign policy. In a series of tweets, Trump has called on the Iranian government to “respect people’s rights”, allow free expression and stop restricting the internet and social media, warning that “the world is watching” and that it is “time for a change”. Trump sees these statements as demonstration of a robust new policy designed to curtail Tehran’s malign influence throughout the Middle East. What he fails to realise is that these strong messages of support for protesters coupled with policy shifts and increasing rounds of sanctions are just what the Islamic Republic needs to deflect attention from domestic protests. This diversionary strategy is not new but rather part of the Islamic Republic’s classic response to crises. Through these messages, Trump has sought to present himself in stark contrast to his predecessor, Barack Obama, who according to Trump and many in Washington single-mindedly supported the joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA), or nuclear agreement with Iran, rather than pressuring… Read full this story
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