After President Trump’s first address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, the Iranian president and other Iranian political and military leaders mocked the U.S. president for his criticism of the Islamic Republic Tuesday evening and on Wednesday.
Brig. Gen. Seyyed Massoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, reportedly said after President Trump’s speech, “We won’t chicken out for cowboy-like acts of Trump.”
Jazayeri also reportedly told Iran’s media that Trump’s “remarks recount how the weak and incapable government of the U.S. has fallen in melancholy after keeping the dream of being the world’s superpower.”
“For facing a country whose president overtly and blatantly shouts at the lectern of the U.N. that it would ‘totally destroy’ with its military power, no option is left but to strengthen the defensive infrastructures,” he warned defiantly.
During his speech at the UN on Tuesday, Trump criticized Iran for its support of global terror operations.
Iran has threatened aggressive military moves against American interests should the United States decide to leave the landmark Iranian nuclear agreement.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also had harsh feedback over President Trump’s threats to end the nuclear agreement, claiming Iran would “be victorious” regardless of the outcome.
“Iran will be victorious, regardless of what happens” with the nuclear deal, Rouhani said. “If the U.S. backs out of the deal, they will suffer loss and if they remain committed, they will sow benefits. We are ready for any situation and there is no obstacle to our advance toward our objectives.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif described Trump’s remarks as “ignorant” on his Twitter feed, saying, “Trump’s ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times-not the 21st Century UN -unworthy of a reply. Fake empathy for Iranians fools no one.”
Trump’s ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times-not the 21st Century UN -unworthy of a reply. Fake empathy for Iranians fools no one.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) September 19, 2017
And Hamid Aboutalebi, a senior Rohani aide tweeted: “A person who takes the presidential office with deception and undemocratic behavior, will be unable to differentiate between delivering speech in the United Nations from the rough American football.”
Senior Iranian leaders also attacked Trump verbally following his speech. “Unable to differentiate United Nations from American football,” a senior Rohani aide tweeted.
Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, confirmed that Iran is already enhancing its military operations.
“Taking a decisive position against Trump is just the start and what is strategically important is that the U.S. should witness more painful responses in the actions, behavior, and decisions that Iran will take in the next few months,” said Jafari.
“Time is now ripe for correcting the U.S. miscalculations,” Jafari stated after Trump’s speech. “Now that the U.S. has fully displayed its nature, the government should use all its options to defend the Iranian nation’s interests.”
After a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, President Trump told reporters, “I have decided” on whether to designate Iran in violation of the nuclear deal – a step that would initiate the process of the United States leaving the agreement and applying tough sanctions on Iran.
The decision on the landmark nuclear agreement could be a possibility as early as Wednesday, although Trump was coy in responding to reporters. “I’ll let you know what the decision is,” he said.
Iranian Leader blasts President Trump-calling him a ‘Rogue Newcomer to the world of Politics’ & his UN address “ignorant, absurd & hateful” pic.twitter.com/popR1z0YSf
— USA Association (@USAAssociation) September 20, 2017
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