Following US President Donald Trump’s May 8 announcement to pull out from the Iran nuclear deal, Iranian lawmakers have burned a US flag shouting “Death to America” in the country’s Parliament.
— خبرگزاری فارس (@FarsNews_Agency) 9 May 2018
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described President Trump’s speech on the nuclear deal withdrawal as “silly and superficial.”
“Last night you heard that the US president made silly and superficial remarks. There were maybe more than 10 lies in his comments. He threatened both the establishment and the nation, saying he will do this and that,” he said during a meeting with teachers and university professors in Tehran on May 9. “Mr. Trump I tell you on behalf of the Iranian nation: You are making a damn mistake.”
“We accepted the JCPOA, but enmities with the Islamic Republic did not end. Now they raise the issue of our presence in the region and the issue of missiles. If we accept them too, they will bring up another issue,” Ayatollah Khamenei said. “The reason for US opposition to the establishment is that the US used to completely dominate [Iran] but the [Islamic] Revolution cut off their hands [from the country].”