TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed US President Donald Trump for his anti-Tehran remarks, urging that US statesmen should learn lessons from the past and use “the language of respect” when addressing the Iranian nation.

“Apparently, his (Trump’s) advisers are still in the hallucinatory atmosphere of the past, and just as they were unaware of the realities and elementary axioms before, they are still far behind the developments in Iran, the region and the world,” Qassemi said in a statement released on Saturday.

The Iranian spokesman further advised the new US administration not to overlook Iran’s positive and constructive role in boosting stability in the region and the world.

He further said the US and its regional allies should reconsider their policies and learn lessons from the past and speak with the Iranian nation in “the language of dignity and respect”.

Qassemi made the comments in response to remarks by Trump against the Iranian government during his recent trip to Paris.

At a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, Trump claimed, “We face new threats from rogue regimes like North Korea, Iran and Syria and the governments that finance and support them.”