Citing U.S. statements in support of the Iranian people, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei riposted that “if you are standing by the Iranian people, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers. Of course, you have so far failed to do so, and you will certainly continue to fail”. President Trump subsequently responded in both Persian and English that “the noble people of Iran – who love America – deserve a government that's more interested in helping them achieve their dreams than killing them for demanding respect. Instead of leading Iran toward ruin, its leaders should abandon terror and make Iran great again!” The same day, Trump said that “the so-called ‘Supreme Leader’ of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the U.S. and Europe. Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering. He should be very careful with his words!”
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