U.S. Sides With Anti-Iranian Regime Protesters Amid Crackdown

Protests stretch into fourth day across Iran

Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problemsThe Trump administration and U.S. lawmakers have expressed solidarity with anti-Iranian regime protesters who have taken to the streets across the Islamic Republic for what is now the fourth day in a row. Iranian citizens fed up with the skyrocketing prices of food and other basic necessities in Iran have launched protests in several key Iranian cities, including Tehran, to express anger at the hardline government, which, despite receiving billions in cash windfalls as a result of the landmark nuclear deal, has done little to revive Iran's ailing economy.

Russian Tankers Fueled North Korea via Transfers at Sea

A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in GenevaLONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state.