Sunday, 12 January 2020
American president Donald Trump has said he is still ready to talk to Iran “with no pre-set conditions,” American Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Sunday.
There is currently a lot of tension between the two countries.
The United States is ready to discuss “a new path, a series of measures that would make Iran a more normal country,” the Pentagon chief told CBS, a few hours after Donald Trump warned Iranian authorities not to be responsible for “another massacre of pacifist protesters.”
Donald Trump issued an additional warning to Iranian authorities on Sunday, calling on them not to kill any of the people protesting about the Ukranian Boeing crash in Teheran. “To Iran’s leaders – DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS” the American president tweeted. “The world is watching. More importantly, the United States are watching,” he added.
To the leaders of Iran – DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
Trump is referring to the protests that started in Iran in mid-November. Amnesty International says 300 people were killed during those protests.
The Brussels Times