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Widespread protests sign of Iran regime's failure: US, France

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The widespread protests in was a sign of failure of the government, US Donald Trump and his French counterpart have agreed, the said today.

The two leaders spoke over phone yesterday during which they also discussed the developments in the

North and are scheduled to hold talks tomorrow.

Trump spoke to to provide an update on developments on the Korean Peninsula, and to underscore American, South Korean and international resolve to achieve the complete denuclearisation of North Korea, the said in a readout of the call.

"The presidents also agreed that the widespread demonstrations in were a sign of the Iranian regime's failure to serve its people's needs by instead diverting the nation's wealth to fund and militancy abroad," it said.

At least 21 people have been killed in after anti- began on December 28.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 04:55 IST