January 2, 2018 | Quoted by Agence France-Presse

US conservatives cheer on Iran’s ‘brave’ protesters

America's conservatives have eagerly cheered the wave of anti-regime protests sweeping Iran, seizing on the movement as a stark repudiation of the outreach towards Tehran pursued under Barack Obama's presidency.

“Iranians are looking toward America to support their struggle,” Mark Dubowitz, chief executive of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, wrote in The Wall Street Journal, urging the White House to continue condemning the regime, and follow up with “sanctions targeting corruption and human-rights abuses.”

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