Several Iranians responded to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday with the Twitter hashtags #WeAreHostages and #ThankYouTrump.
"The future of Iran belongs to its people. They are the rightful heirs to a rich culture and an ancient land, and they deserve a nation that does justice to their dreams, honor to their history and glory to God," said Trump on Tuesday.
Saeed Ghasseminejad, a native of Iran and research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, sent out a tweet earlier Wednesday about many Iranians showing their support for Trump withdrawing from President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.
"Many Iranians are using #WeAreHostages to echo what @realDonaldTrump said in his speech yesterday," Ghasseminejad tweeted. "Also, last night, they used #ThankYouTrump to show their support for US decision to leave the disastrous #IranDeal. The US media doesn't cover the real Iranians who hate this regime."
"It is clear to me that we cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement," Trump said from the White House Diplomatic Room. "The Iran deal is defective at its core. If we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen."
"The United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal," Trump added.
In response to Trump's announcement on the withdrawal from the Iran deal, several Iranians thanked him for helping them have a chance at breaking from the Iranian regime.
As an Iranian citizen, I shout loudly #WeAreHostages!
— Amin (@ZakariaRazi87) May 9, 2018