Ali Khamenei
Ali Khameneiצילום: רויטרס

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Wednesday addressed for the first time in his own voice the US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement and sent a threatening message to President Trump: "You made a mistake! Iran will remain strong even after you die. "

"Trump's speech was silly and superficial," he said. "Now you see that the nuclear issue is only an excuse," "We have implemented the agreement, but the hostile actions against us have not ended. Now they raise the issue of the regional presence of Iran and the missiles, but even if we accept these conditions, they will want more and more."

Iran's chief of staff, General Mohammad Bagheri, also condemned the United States and asserted that the withdrawal was not surprising to the Revolutionary Guards as, he said, President Trump has been preparing for attacks against Tehran in recent months.

He added: "We have to take care of ourselves." He made it clear that Iran sees itself as having been under attack for years.

"The enemies launched an economic war when they realized that a military attack on Iran was impossible," he said. "The US Treasury has long been preventing us from holding even a dollar."