It's the fifth day of demonstrations in the country.
In the 2009 protests, known as the Green Revolution, Barack Obama was silent during the first few days they occurred. If they [the leadership] claim that sanctions today affect the economy, that's a lie.
Host Martha Raddatz asked Mullen his opinion regarding President Trump's response to the recent Iranian protests.
MCEVERS: So how rare are protests like these in Iran?
With thousands of Iranians taking to the streets, the Islamic Republic may be too busy to start a conflict with Israel, Sima Shine, former deputy head of the National Security Council for Strategic Affairs, told The Jerusalem Post.
Earlier on Monday, it was reported that the number of civilians killed amid the pro-and anti-government demonstrations has grown to 10. In chanting this, the protesters are emphasizing that they do not just want economic reforms, as has been the line of the establishment media in the West. Nor do they want an Islamic Republic that is less corrupt. Whether that's because of prior coordination or simply because of the contagion effect of information technology, we don't know. There are protesters out on the street. This is what she said.
MULLEN: Well, I think that the 2009 timeframe is very instructive.
He further expected a rise in public uprisings and opposition voices in the US in 2018, saying more US states are beginning to call for secession from the central government.
President Donald Trump, noting the Iranian people "are hungry for food and freedom", said it is "time for a change".
And without addressing the nature of the regime, the rest of the problems can't be successfully addressed.
According to Israel, two years after the nuclear deal was signed, the Islamic Republic has also increased its financial support for Hezbollah to $800m. a year. You want regime change? You have to lay out a plan. Maybe. But if so, it's a marvelous one, and in either case it's illustrative of the power of courage in an age of cowardice.
"Certainly, the great Iranian nation has closely pursued Mr. Trump's active partnership in violating the Palestinian, Yemeni and Bahraini people's human rights" and remember his hostile approach towards Iranians' visit to the US, he added. He's focused primarily on the economy. However, he said that Iran would counter "a small minority group" of rioters and outlaws seeking to exploit the protests and use them to harm Iran. "That's the real reason for poverty in Iran".
"Our constitution recognises the right to protest but in practice there is no mechanism to do so", Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghaddam, spokesman for the conservative Combatant Clergy Association, told the ISNA news agency.