Iran supreme leader Khamenei says Trump talking nonsense

Trevor Jackson
October 19, 2017

Iran's supreme leader has threatened to "shred to pieces" the nuclear deal if the U.S. withdraws from the pact, just days after Donald Trump signalled Washington was turning its back on the 2015 agreement.

"I don't want to waste my time by responding to the nonsense remarks made by the rude president of the US".

Senior officials in France, Britain and Germany have dismissed the USA president's approach to the JCPOA, saying they will continue to support the nuclear deal.

Ayatollah Khamenei added that Mr Trump's description of the deal as leading to "more violence, more chaos" was "nonsensical" and the result of a "foul-mouthed president".

Iran claims it is developing nuclear weapons purely for defensive purposes.

The remaining parties to the accord insist Washington can not unilaterally cancel a multinational deal enshrined by a United Nations resolution.

"Today it has become known to the public opinion of the world that Trump is a liar", said Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC).

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The Leader further asked Europe to stand against the U.S. practical actions and refrain from interfering in Iran's defensive issues.

"We will not tear the nuclear deal apart as long as the other side does not do so, but if they ripped it apart, we will shred it", he went on to say.

"They must avoid interfering in our defence programme", Khamenei said.

"Or if they ask, 'Why does Iran have missiles?' then our response is, 'Why do they have missiles and nuclear weapons?'" Why do you have missiles yourselves?

It has called upon the Islamic Republic not to "undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons".

He said Mr Trump was "mad" because Iran was spoiling U.S. "plots" in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Egypt, according to an account of the meeting with the students that was posted on his official website.

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