Wednesday 13 November 2019

Donald Trump speech to UN 'cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal', Iranian leader says

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaking during a meeting (AP)
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaking during a meeting (AP)

President Donald Trump's "cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal" remarks before the UN general assembly earlier this week were a sign of desperation, Iran's supreme leader has said.

In his debut address to the UN on Tuesday, Mr Trump called Iran a "corrupt dictatorship" and a "murderous regime", and said the landmark nuclear agreement Tehran reached with the US and other world powers was "an embarrassment to the United States", strongly hinting he might pull out of the deal.

In a meeting with a clerical assembly, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said such comments "do not come from power, but from anger, desperation and weak-mindedness".

Mr Khamenei has the final say on all major policies in Iran.

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