DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranians will chant “Death to America” so long as Washington continues its hostile insurance policies, however the slogan is directed at President Donald Trump and U.S. leaders, not the American nation, Iran’s supreme leader stated on Friday.
“As long as America continues its wickedness, the Iranian nation will not abandon ‘Death to America’,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei informed a gathering of Iranian Air Force officers marking the 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, in accordance to his official web site.
Trump pulled out of Iran’s 2015 nuclear cope with world powers final 12 months and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran, dealing a blow to the nation’s financial system.
“‘Death to America’ means death to Trump, (National Security Adviser) John Bolton, and (Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo. It means death to American rulers,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated.
European signatories of the nuclear deal have been attempting to save the accord, however Khamenei stated they may not be trusted.
“I recommend that one should not trust the Europeans just as the Americans,” Khamenei stated. “We don’t say, don’t have contacts with them, but it’s an issue of trust.”
The European Union has stepped up criticism of Iran’s ballistic missiles program whereas remaining dedicated to the 2015 nuclear deal.
Reporting by Dubai newsroom, modifying by Larry King