Iran’s supreme leader crit­i­cizes US:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Ira­nian Supreme Leader Ay­a­tol­lah Ali Khamenei lashed out on Sun­day at US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion and what he char­ac­ter­ized as its hos­til­ity to the Is­lamic Repub­lic.

“This in­ex­pe­ri­enced group has not rec­og­nized the peo­ple and lead­ers of Iran,” he said, ac­cord­ing to the web­site for state TV. “When they get hit in the mouth, at that time they’ll know what’s go­ing on.”

Khamenei and other se­nior Ira­nian of­fi­cials have ramped up their crit­i­cism of the United States in re­cent weeks af­ter Trump went on an of­fi­cial visit last month to Saudi Ara­bia, Iran’s main re­gional ri­val.

Dur­ing that visit, Trump sin­gled out Iran as a key source of fund­ing and sup­port for mil­i­tant groups. He has also crit­i­cized the nu­clear deal be­tween Iran and six ma­jor pow­ers, in­clud­ing the United States, that led to the lift­ing of most sanc­tions against Iran, in re­turn for curbs on its nu­clear pro­gramme. Trump has said Wash­ing­ton would re­view the deal but stopped short of pledg­ing to scrap it.


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