All US Plans in Mideast Ended in Defeat: Iranian General

Pablo Tucker
September 22, 2017

Iran's Spiritual Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was outraged at Trump's "stupid" speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday (9/19), which accused Tehran of "destabilizing" the Middle East and "supporting terror".

Trump said at the UN General Assembly that the nuclear agreement reached by his country and others with Iran in 2015 was an "embarrassment" that his government may abandon if it suspected that "it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear programme".

"The US stances do not reflect power and a higher position against Iran, but rather a complete failure, weakness and anger", Ayatollah Khamenei stressed.

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday that the United States should experience "painful responses" following President Donald Trump's harsh criticism of Tehran at the United Nations.

He also slammed the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran as "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions" in United States history.

Trump's hostile speech against Iran at the United Nations was not positive in any way to the United States, Khamenei said, as reported by Xinhua - which Antara monitored in Jakarta, early Friday (22/9).

"That foolish, extremely ugly and disgusting speech by the US President, with its gangster and cowboy language fraught with sheer lies, stems from their fury, frustration and light-headedness", he said.

Zarif was responding to Trump's repeated attacks on Iran during his high-profile speech in NY, which used rhetoric that was harsh even by his own standards.

US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in NY on September 19, 2017.

"The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy", Trump said.

"His remarks, especially when he mentions the great country of Iran, was a cheap, empty rhetoric and worthless to respond to", Zarif was quoted as saying.

The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran's people are what their leaders fear the most. Under the deal, Iran undertook to apply certain limits to its nuclear program in exchange for the termination of all nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran.

In return, the United States and the European Union have lifted their nuclear sanctions against Iran.

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