Press Shia – Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Kazzem Sediqi lashed out at US President Donald Trump for his deceitful remarks and lies about Iran at the UN General Assembly meeting, noting that even the American people hate him.
Press Shia Agency – "Trump's comments at the UN General Assembly meeting on Iran were both deceitful and lies," Ayatollah Sediqi said, addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday.
"Trump is broken from inside and is hated by his own nation," he added, stressing that it is one of the reasons for the US president's anger towards Iran.
Ayatollah Sediqi said that another cause for Trump and other US officials' wrath is the failure of liberal democracy ideas after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.
In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani strongly blasted the recent statements by Trump in his address to the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly which, he said, was full of misinformation baseless allegations against the Iranian nation.
"The ignorant, ugly, spiteful literature of the US president, which was full of false information and groundless allegations, against the Iranian nation were beneath the dignity of the United Nations," President Rouhani said, addressing the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The Iranian president said that the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was an international agreement backed by the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.
"The JCPOA does not belong to one or two countries. The JCPOA is a UNSC document, which belongs to the entire international community,” President Rouhani said.
Rouhani also responded to the US threat to scrap the deal, saying Iran would respond to any breach of the JCPOA.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the JCPOA, but will firmly and appropriately respond to any breach,” he said.