Trump is a disgrace to America - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Trump is a disgrace to America - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Trump is a disgrace to America – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran ’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday said President Donald Trump has “ disgraced ” US prestige and would be the ultimate loser from renewing sanctions on the Islamic republic.

“This new US president … has disgraced the remnant of America ’s prestige and that of liberal democracy . America ’s hard power , that is to say , their economic and military power , is declining too ,” he said on his Persian Twitter account, quoting a speech in Tehran.

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A defiant Khamenei dismissed the renewed US sanctions — including an oil embargo — that take effect on Monday .

“The challenge between the US and Iran has lasted for 40 years so far and the US has made various efforts against us : military , economic and media warfare ,” he said .

“There ’s a key fact here : in this 40 -year challenge, the defeated is the US and the victorious is the Islamic republic.”

Trump announced in May he was withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions , sparking outrage among world powers who say Iran has been complying with commitments to restrict its atomic programme .

Washington says it wants a new deal with Iran , curtailing its regional interventions and missile programme demands which have been flatly rejected by Tehran .
( AFP )