A protester shot and killed an Iranian policeman on Monday, marking the first death among the security forces amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations, according to the police and media reports.
Demonstrators took the streets for a fifth straight day of marches that have broken out in cities across the country. Protesters have complained mostly about economic problems and have also denounced Iran's clerical leadership.
At least 12 protesters were reported killed on Saturday and Sunday, while President Hassan Rouhani warned in televised remarks that his government would show "no tolerance" for those who incite unrest. Another 9 people were killed either late Monday or early Tuesday.
President Trump used Twitter Monday morning to deliver his latest criticism of Iran's rulers:
Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration. The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE!