“Reagan was extra highly effective and smarter than Trump, and he was a greater actor in making threats, and he additionally moved towards us they usually shot down our airplane,” Khamenei mentioned in a speech carried on state tv.
In 1988, a U.S. warship shot down an Iranian passenger airplane over the Gulf, killing all 290 aboard, in an incident which Washington mentioned was a mistake. Tehran mentioned it was a deliberate assault on Iran, then at battle with neighbouring Iraq.
“However Reagan is gone and, in line with out beliefs, he now faces God’s retribution … whereas Iran has made nice advances in all areas since Reagan’s time,” Khamenei added.
“This development will proceed underneath the present American president and any hopes on their half that the Islamic Republic would again off or weaken is futile.”
Trump refused in October to certify that Tehran is complying with its 2015 nuclear take care of world powers and warned he would possibly finally terminate the settlement.
He introduced the shift in U.S. coverage in a speech during which he detailed a extra aggressive strategy to Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and its help for militant teams within the Center East.
Below the nuclear deal, sanctions on Iran have been lifted in return for Tehran rolling again applied sciences with nuclear bomb-making potential.
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