In his State of the Union speech, President Trump declared that "my administration has acted decisively to confront the world's leading state sponsor of terror: the radical regime in Iran. To ensure this corrupt dictatorship never acquires nuclear weapons, I withdrew the U.S. from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal. And last fall, we put in place the toughest sanctions ever imposed on a country". "We will not avert our eyes", he added, "from a regime that chants death to America and threatens genocide against the Jewish people". Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif responded via Twitter, maintaining that "Iranians - including our Jewish compatriots - are commemorating 40 years of progress despite U.S. pressure, just as President Trump again makes accusations against us... U.S. hostility has led it to support dictators, butchers and extremists, who've only brought ruin to our region".
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