Nine killed in Iran as anti-regime protests continue

Nine killed in Iran as anti-regime protests continue

Six people were reportedly killed by gunfire in the western town of Tuyserkan, and a local lawmaker said two people had been shot dead in the south-western town of Izeh.

In Monday's violence, a demonstrator fired a hunting rifle in the central city of Najafabad, killing a policeman, according to police spokesman Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi, who was quoted on state TV.

Trump and Nauert had tweeted in support of the recent economic protests in a number of Iranian towns.

State media began showing some footage of the demonstrations on Sunday, focusing on young men attacking banks and vehicles, an attack on a town hall in Tehran, and images of a man burning the Iranian flag.

The protests are widely described as the largest since 2009, when demonstrators took to the streets to following the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Later on Monday Rouhani said that the protests may have been partially stirred up by external forces interested in destabilizing the country.

That brings the estimated death toll to 21 in five days of unrest that represent the biggest challenge to the Islamic regime since mass demonstrations in 2009.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump said Monday it was "time for change" in Iran, adding that Iran is failing at every level "despite the bad deal" made with them by the Obama Administration.

He warned that Iran will use its right to reciprocate the enemies' hostile moves in a way that they will regret their deeds.

Elsewhere, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called for Iran to engage in "meaningful debate" about the "legitimate and important" issues raised by the protesters.

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The Iranian government shut down access to social media platform Instagram on Sunday, as well as a popular messaging app, which protesters used to organize.

Iranian officials maintain that people have the right to stage protests to express their opinions, as long as the rallies comply with the legal conditions.

"We regret the loss of life that has occurred in the protests in Iran, and call on all concerned to refrain from violence and for global obligations on human rights to be observed", he said.

In a statement on Twitter, the ministry cautioned that Iran was seeing "large-scale disturbances and an unstable security situation" as well as "grave acts of violence".

Trump has refused to re-certify a 2015 deal between Tehran and world powers that curbed Iran's disputed nuclear program in return for a lifting of most worldwide sanctions.

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"Oppressive regimes can not endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice".

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