The Iranian government slammed the Trump administration Monday over its decision to relocate the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; saying the United States has thrust the region into a “crisis” by acting “immaturely.”
The Iranian parliament’s speaker blasted the President just hours before Israeli and American officials opened the renovated embassy; saying the “US president is not capable” of judging the consequences of his actions.
“America has entered a crisis of strategic decision-making that looks at the international arena immaturely and adventurously,” said parliament speaker Ali Larijani.
“I believe the current US president is not capable of identifying and judging the long-term consequences of his actions,” he added. “Feeblemindedness is costly for statesmen and they will eventually have to pay the price.”
The relocation of the embassy to Jerusalem sparked widespread protests throughout the region over the weekend, with at least 37 Palestinian protesters killed after attacking the Israel-Gaza border crossing.
TEHRAN’S TANTRUM: Iran Accuses US of Deploying LIZARDS to SPY on Nuke Program
A senior military official inside Iran publicly accused the United States of utilizing “lizards” to spy on the nation’s illegal nuclear program; adding that the covert animals were capable of “attracting atomic waves.”
According to the Times of Israel, a former Chief-of-Staff to the Iranian armed forces told reporters this week that the United States deployed “reptile desert species” to locate subterranean nuclear weapons factories and missile silos.
“Several years ago, some individuals came to Iran to collect aid for Palestine… We were suspicious of the route they chose,” said Hassan Firuzabadi, a top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
“In their possessions were a variety of reptile desert species like lizards, chameleons… We found out that their skin attracts atomic waves and that they were nuclear spies who wanted to find out where inside the Islamic Republic of Iran we have uranium mines and where we are engaged in atomic activities,” he added.
Bizarre allegations of the US and Israel using animals to spy on Iran and other neighboring countries is nothing new. Hamas and the Lebanese government commonly accuse the west of deploying dolphins and birds to penetrate their waterways and airspace.
TEHRAN’S TANTRUM: Iran Pledges to ‘RESTART NUCLEAR PROGRAM’ If Deal Stalls
Iranian officials vowed to “restart” their nuclear program on a massive-scale should the international treaty collapse; accusing the Trump administration of “dragging the Middle East into chaos.”
Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif released an official statement regarding the failing nuclear deal Friday, claiming his government was poised to restart the banned weapons program on an “industrial scale” should other nations pull-out from the agreement.
Zarif went on to blast President Trump for his “ignorance and folly” and announced upcoming visits to world capitals to help prop-up the international pact.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel endorsed the deal during a speech Friday, saying the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw would be hard to overcome because a “huge economic power has left.”
“We hope we can, but there are a lot of things playing a role in this,” she added. “We will have to discuss that with Iran.”