Iran’s supreme leader mocked President Trump on Tuesday, thanking “Mr. Newcomer” for revealing “the real face” of human rights with his contentious executive order that would ban citizens from Iran and six other nations from entering the United States.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in an address to Iranian military commanders posted on his website, also scoffed at Trump for tweeting that Iran was “playing with fire” by conducting a missile test last week. Iranians should appreciate how kind Obama was to them by easing sanctions, Trump said, adding “Not me!”
“Why?! Should we thank him (Obama) for ISIS, the ongoing wars in Iraq and Syria?” Khamenei said. “He was the president who imposed paralyzing sanctions on the Iranian nation. Of course, he did not achieve what he desired. No enemy can ever paralyze the Iranian nation.”
Khamenei urged Iranians to rally against the United States on Friday, the anniversary of the nation’s 1979 revolution that overthrew the U.S.-backed government of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
“Trump says fear me! No,” Khamenei said. “The Iranian nation … will show others what kind of stance the nation of Iran takes when threatened.”