Iranians are telling their government they need better economic opportunities and more responsive governance. Instead of spurring economic growth, the Iranian government is exporting billions to support global terror.
“In Syria, Iran’s actions have directly interfered with efforts to de-escalate violence, defeat ISIS and protect innocent civilians,” said U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster at a March 15 event to remember victims of the Syrian war. He said since 2012, Iran has provided over $16 billion to the Assad regime and to other proxies in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
That amount could provide $200 to every man, woman and child in Iran.
President Trump has expressed the United States’ support of “the brave Iranian citizens who are demanding change from a corrupt regime that wastes the Iranian people’s money on weapons systems at home and terrorism abroad.”
(State Dept./J. Maruszewski)
A version of this article was previously published on January 30, 2018.