Iran blasts 'ignorant' Trump

Iran’s Foreign Minister says Trump’s UN speech shows his lack of knowledge about Tehran’s fight against terrorism.

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Mohammad Javad Zarif
Mohammad Javad Zarif
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Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Tuesday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks in his speech before the UN General Assembly, calling them “shameless and ignorant”, Reuters reported.

Zarif also said Trump’s remarks showed his lack of knowledge about Tehran’s fight against terrorism.

“Trump’s shameless and ignorant remarks, in which he ignored Iran’s fight against terrorism, displays his lack of knowledge and unawareness,” said the Iranian Foreign Minister, in comments carried by the semiofficial Fars news agency.

In his speech, Trump levelled harsh criticism at the Iranian regime, saying, "It is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime, one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room. The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of democracy.”

He said that the Iranian regime had changed the country's chief exports to "violence, bloodshed and chaos.”

Trump also criticized the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, calling it "an embarrassment" to the U.S. and "one of worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into."

Trump has been a longtime vocal critic of the nuclear deal. On October 15, he is due to decide whether Iran has breached the 2015 nuclear agreement. While Trump recently confirmed that Iran is adhering to the nuclear agreement, he and other officials in the administration stressed that the President still has reservations about the deal.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday warned that the United States will pay a "high cost" if President Donald Trump scraps the Iran nuclear deal.

Such an action by the Trump administration "will yield no results for the United States but at the same time it will generally decrease and cut away and chip away at international trust placed in the Unites States of America," he said.

Zarif also criticized Trump last month, accusing the U.S. President of showing “bad faith” after Trump said Iran had failed to live up to the spirit of the deal.








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