In a Farsi interview with Fars News on Tuesday, Shariatmadari, the editor-in-chief of conservative newspaper Kayhan, said US President Donald Trump didn’t know what concessions the nuclear deal has given to the US and had thus promised during his campaign to rip apart the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
However, he added, now Trump has come to his senses and realized his predecessors have tricked Tehran into signing the deal.
“Therefore, not only is he no longer going to scrap the deal, but also has voiced his all-out support for it,” he added.
Such behaviours are typical of Trump, Shariatmadari said.
“Yesterday, Michael Pregent, a senior expert at Hudson Institute and a member of Trump’s campaign team, noted that Trump was not able to distinguish between Iraq’s Sulaimaniya and Iranian General Qassem Soleimani!” he said.
The Iranian journalist had earlier reacted to Trump’s pre-election remarks about JCPOA that “scrapping the nuclear deal is the best thing this insane man can do. It will bring lots of blessings for Iran.”