Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unloaded on President Trump during a fiery speech before Parliament Tuesday; blasting the administration for its ‘Anti-Iranian’ policies that have led to a crippling recession.
Rouhani addressed Iranian lawmakers this week as the Islamic Republic’s currency continued to collapse in the wake of harsh US sanctions; saying he will not bow to “plots” hatched in Washington.
“I want to assure the Iranian nation that we will not allow the U.S. plot against the Islamic Republic to succeed,” he told parliament. “We will not let this bunch of anti-Iranians in the White House be able to plot against us.”
“Iranian lawmakers had ordered President Hassan Rouhani to answer for his role in the faltering economy amid growing political divisions in the country. Rouhani claimed that newly reimposed U.S. sanctions after President Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal would only serve to unify the country,” writes Fox.
Iran’s currency -the rial- has lost nearly 66% of its value in recent months as the youth unemployment rate climbed to 25% throughout the country.
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ISRAEL UNLEASHED: Jerusalem Warns ‘If it Rains in Israel it Will POUR in Iran’
Israeli officials issued a stark threat to leaders in Tehran Thursday after an “unprecedented attack” destroyed dozens of Iranian targets inside Syria; saying “If it rains in Israel it will pour in Iran.”
The threat comes just hours after 70 missiles rained down on military installations, warehouses, air strips, and other targets throughout Syria; killing at least 23 fighters after an unprovoked rocket attack struck northern Israel.
According to the Sun UK, Israeli Defense Forces used F-16 fighter jets and guided-missiles to destroy “nearly every target” operated by the Islamic Republic.
Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman directly warned Tehran of any future attacks on the Golan Heights hours later, saying “If it rains in Israel it will pour in Iran.”
The United States slammed the Iranian missile strike Thursday, adding the US “strongly supports” Israel’s efforts to defend itself.
“The United States condemns the Iranian regime’s provocative rocket attack from Syria against Israeli citizens, and we strongly support Israel’s right to act in self-defense,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “The Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems aimed at Israel is an unacceptable and highly dangerous development for the entire Middle East.”
TEHRAN TALKS TOUGH: Iran Threatens US with ‘UNIMAGINABLE’ Attack
Leaders in Tehran warned the United States this week of an “unimaginable and regrettable” response should the US strike Iran; adding America “should not play with the lion’s tail.”
Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri issued the overt threat through an official statement Tuesday, saying President Trump’s warning of “historic consequences” would be met with a “strong response.”
“As our president correctly pointed out, the enemies, particularly America, whose centers of interest are within reach of the visible and hidden defense forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, should not play with the lion’s tail,” said Bagheri. “Because they will receive a strong, unimaginable and regrettable response of great magnitude in the region and the world.”
“If America wants to take a serious step in this direction it will definitely be met with a reaction and equal countermeasures from Iran,” added a spokesperson with the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
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