Trump accuses Iranian regime of killing thousands for protesting

US President on Tuesday denounced Iran's crackdown on anti-government protesters, as rights groups said the death toll had soared. "Many many people are being killed in Iran for the mere fact of ," Trump told reporters ahead of the in London. "It's a terrible thing."

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Iran was killing thousands of people for and urged the world to take more notice.

Disturbances in Iran began in mid-November over gasoline price hikes but quickly turned political, with demonstrators demanding the removal of the top leaders of the country in what may be the biggest anti-government protests in the 40-year history of the Islamic Republic.

"Iran is killing perhaps thousands and thousands of people right now as we speak, that it why they cut off the internet so people can't see what is going on," Trump said during a visit to London for a NATO Summit.

"Not just small numbers which are bad, big numbers which are really bad, and really big numbers ... It is a terrible thing and the world has to be watching."

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