Addressing a group of university students in Tehran on Monday, Khatami referred to Trump’s Friday speech against the Islamic Republic, particularly his accusations against the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and noted that the IRGC is among the pillars of Iran’s national security.
Stressing that the IRGC, as a body with roots in the Islamic Revolution, is standing against terrorists, Khatami said it is not acceptable that someone makes such rude remarks against the Guards.
The reformist ex-president said he feels very sorry that such rude and impolite figure has become the president of one of the world’s most powerful countries.
“I am also sorry for the American people and believe that the US nation, at least their elites and elders, do not feel pleased with such a figure, and are even embarrassed,” he added, according to his official website.
Khatami hailed the stances different countries in the world adopted against Trump’s remarks in the past few days, saying the US president is a danger for the mankind and everyone should stand against him.