Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has welcomed the EU’s support for the nuclear deal, but stressed that Europe’s interference in Iran’s defensive program and regional presence is not acceptable.
Speaking in a Wednesday meeting with a group of elite students in Tehran, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei strongly condemned Europe for reiterating the US remarks about Iran’s regional presence and missile program, saying that such issues are none of their business.
“Why do YOU have missiles? Why do YOU have nuclear weapons?” Ayatollah Khamenei asked.
“It is not acceptable for us that Europe repeats the US bullying against Iran,” he added.
The Leader also referred to Trump’s remarks against the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and Europe’s support for Iran on this issue.
“The European governments underlined the issue of JCPOA and condemned the US president’s remarks. We welcome such stances, but it is not enough that they only ask the US not to scrap the deal,” Ayatollah Khamenei added, noting that the JCPOA is to their benefit.
“We will not tear the nuclear deal apart as long as the other side does not do so, but if they ripped it apart, we will shred it,” he went on to say.
The Leader further asked Europe to stand against the US practical actions and refrain from interfering in Iran’s defensive issues.
Trump’s Stupidity Shouldn’t Distract Iran from US Deceitfulness
The Leader further hit back at Trump’s anti-Iran allegations and said US President Donald Trump shows stupidity, but this should not distract Iran from the Americans’ deceitfulness.
“I don’t want to waste my time by responding to the rants and whoppers of the rude president of the US. It is a waste of time to respond to such a person.”
“The US is an agent of the international Zionism. The US is the creator of ISIS and Takfiri movement. Do you expect the US not to be angry with a force which is standing against ISIS?”
“They are angry because today the Islamic Republic has managed to foil their plots in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and other places,” the Leader added.
“The US president is showing stupidity, but this should not cause us to ignore the US mischief,” he added.