November 18, 2019
Amid large anti-government protests in Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo retweeted Saturday a previous message sent to the Iranian people in July 2018, reminding them, “The United States is with you”.
Mr. Pompeo had sent a message last year saying, “The United States hears you. The United States supports you. The United States is with you”.
In his November 16 tweet, Pompeo said, “As I said to the people of Iran almost a year and a half ago: The United States is with you.”
After the Iranian government announced it is raising fuel prices early on November 15, people across Iran began pouring into streets in spontaneous protests, which continued the following day. Unofficial reports say security forces have confronted the protesters and at least ten people have been killed.