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Political Leaders in Iran Burn American Flag and Accuse President Donald Trump of Lying

All hell broke loose in Iran after President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal that his predecessor made with Iran. Supreme leaders met in parliament and burned American flags and copies of the old nuclear deal while they chanted ‘Death to America’. Lawmakers in Iran vow to continue with the country’s missile program.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was reluctant to back the Iran nuclear deal, put forth by President Barack Obama. The agreement involved lifting U.S. and international sanctions off the country in exchange for putting restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program.

Afterwards, he criticized the U.S. for not following through on their part in the agreement s. Now that Trump has announced he’s pulling out of the agreement, the Iranian leader is livid.

Khamenei accused President Trump of ’10 lies’, and he warned the people of his country not to trust Western nations—specifically the U.S., Britain, France and Germany. Britain, France and Germany had jumped in to attempt to salvage the agreement after Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal, but the Ayatollah claims he had reservations about them.

“'If you can't get a definite guarantee, then the nuclear deal can not be continued,” he said.

He specifically noted that President Trump could not be trusted. “This man will turn to dust and his body will become food for snakes and ants. And the Islamic Republic will still be standing,” Khamenei said.

Khamenei referred to comments Trump made publicly the night before and said that there were ‘more than 101 lies in his comments’.

“He threatened the regime and the people, saying I'll do this and that. Mr. Trump, I tell you on behalf of the Iranian people: You've made a mistake,” Khamenei warned. “'We accepted the nuclear deal, but the enmity against the Islamic Republic did not end.”

Trump had always called the deal a bad one, even before he hit the campaign trail. Trump has said it was a 'horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made'.

President Hassan Rouhani has been warning that the country could resume their efforts enriching uranium, and should no longer feel restricted by limitations.

Leaders of other nations are concerned about the spread of nuclear weapons. Government leaders in Britain, France and Germany have slammed Trump for pulling out of the 2015 deal.

Europeans still back the 2015 deal and the leaders of France, Germany and Britain said Trump's decision to leave the accord is a threat to global efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. The Brits say they are willing to do a follow-on agreement in accord with Iran that would also address the U.S. president’s concerns. The French slammed Trump for acting like America is the world’s ‘economic policeman’ and say the deal is not dead.

Two countries are celebrating Trump’s decision to pull out of the deal: Saudi Arabia and Israel, both Iran’s rivals. Both countries were outraged when the deal was struck in 2015.

The Iranians are now the outraged ones. The demonstration of burning the American flag right inside of parliament was a shock, even for a country that has repeatedly burned American flags, criticized the U.S. government and decried Western values for decades.

Source: EPA
Photos: Kremlin, You Tube

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