Clearly, Iran is trying to show the Western World that if it supports the protesters efforts, the protestors will pay. President Obama's words from his Hawaiian vacation:
“For months, the Iranian people have sought nothing more than to exercise their universal rights,” Mr. Obama told reporters. “Each time they have done so, they have been met with the iron fist of brutality, even on solemn occasions and holy days.”
He added that the protests in Iran had nothing to do with the United States or other foreign countries. “It’s about the Iranian people, and their aspirations for justice, and a better life for themselves,” he said. “And the decision of Iran’s leaders to govern through fear and tyranny will not succeed in making those aspirations go away.”
Actually, the President is wrong about that. If the protesters come to believe all they can expect from the West is platitudes, fear and tyranny will, in fact, succeed in making those aspirations go away.