Trump anti-Iran remarks false, deceptive: Senior cleric

IRNA – The anti-Iran claims by the US President were ‘false’, ‘deceptive’ and ‘an indication of his anger and empty mindedness’, Tehran interim Friday Prayers leader said.

‘The caustic, deceptive remarks with obvious lies in them’ were the signs of ‘anger, frustration and lunacy’, Kazem Seddiqi said, echoing Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s comments in reaction to the US President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran claims in the 72nd UN General Assembly.

Trump in his speech at the General Assembly on Tuesday claimed that the nuclear deal ‘provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program’.

He also called the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), ‘one of the worst’ deal the US has ever signed.

The remarks are the reason the US President is failed and hated among the American people, according to Seddiqi.

‘The American (politicians) were seeking to create a new Middle East to provide the Zionist regime with security,’ he said, adding that they failed to do so.

‘The Iraqi people, despite the eight years of war on Iran, are now fighting terrorism shoulder-to-shoulder with Iran,’ the prayers leader argued.