Iranian politicians Wednesday burned an American flag in parliament and chanted “death to America”. Their action followed the denunciation by U.S. President Donald Trump of a nuclear deal between the two countries.
President Trump Tuesday repudiated the deal – his predecessor Barack Obama had pulled off – which aimed at stopping Iran’s uranium enrichment. He also threatened international sanctions against Iran.
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has warned “America can’t do a damn thing” after Trump threatened a military option.
Khamenei accused the US President of ’10 lies’ and warned his country not to trust America, Britain, France and Germany.
“This man will turn to dust and his body will become food for snakes and ants. And the Islamic Republic will still be standing.’
“I said many times from the first day: don’t trust America.
“I don’t trust these three countries,’ Britain, France and Germany.”
The Supreme Leader also vowed to continue spending on the country’s ballistic missile program.
However, European leaders have deplored Trump’s announcement of a withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.
The leaders of France, Germany and Britain said Trump’s decision was antithetical to efforts at containing the spread of nuclear weapons.