February 06, 2019 11:01
News ID: 4228

(Persia Digest) – In response to Trump’s State of the Union speech in Congress and his remarks against Iran, FM Zarif has said that US enmity with Iran has meant that his country supports butchers and extremists who have only created havoc in our region.

Javad Zarif tweeted: “Iranians—including our Jewish compatriots—are commemorating 40 yrs of progress despite US pressure, just as @realDonaldTrump again makes accusations against us @ #SOTU2019. US hostility has led it to support dictators, butchers & extremists, who've only brought ruin to our region.”

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Persia Digest (PD) reports that in his second State of the Union address to Congress on Capitol Hill last night, the US President called Iran “the world's leading state sponsor of terror: the radical regime in Iran,” claiming: “To ensure this corrupt dictatorship never acquires nuclear weapons, I removed the United States from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal. And last fall, we put in the toughest sanctions ever imposed on a country.”

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He also defended the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran, saying: “I will keep watching a country who chants death to America and threatens a Jewish genocide.”

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