TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi shrugged off US President Donald Trump’s recent tweets about the Islamic Republic and said his “contradictory positions are nothing new”.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Qassemi hit back at Trump’s “futile tweets” about Iran and said, “His confused and contradictory positions on Iranians are nothing new.”

“He (Trump) recently called Iranians ‘a terrorist nation’ and used a fake name for the Persian Gulf, stirring the Iranians’ national feelings and angering them around the world,” the spokesman said.

Now, he added, Trump has addressed the Iranian nation who have a rich culture by using insulting words under the pretext of sympathizing with them.

“Instead of wasting his time in posting futile and insulting tweets about other nations and countries, he had better address his domestic affairs and issues such as the daily killings of dozens of people in armed conflicts and shooting in various states of the US…,” Qassemi went on to say.

As some cities in Iran have recently been scenes of civil protests against price hikes, the US president has sided with the opportunists and demonstrators who were trying to damage public property in the gatherings.   

“Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration,” Trump said on his twitter account on Monday.

“They (Iranian people) are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE!” he added in his tweet.

This is while according to Article 27 of the Iranian Constitution, “public gatherings and marches are allowed so long as the participants do not carry arms and are not in violation of the fundamental principles of Islam.”

Iranian officials maintain that peaceful protests are the right of every citizen as long as rallies comply with the legal conditions.