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Envoy raps ‘idiotic’ Trump for calling Iran ‘nation of terror’

Envoy to the UN has hit out at US President Donald Trump’s “idiotic” terror accusations, saying Tehran has been the biggest victim and strongest enemy of terrorism in the region.

According to Press TV, the strong reaction by Majid Takht-Ravanchi came after Trump on Thursday called Iran “a nation of terror” despite his earlier patronizing messages to the Iranian people.

“The US president’s contradictory words about Iran clearly show his endless hostility toward Iran and the great Iranian nation,” Takht-Ravanchi said.

“These idiotic remarks, more than anything, show [Trump’s] ignorance of thousands of years of the Iranian history, and a lack of knowledge about the country,” the Iranian envoy added.

On Monday, a senior Iranian official said Trump is a “crazy president” whose threats against Iran aren’t going to work, adding if the US president wants to talk, he’ll not only have to show some respect, but come up with a consistent message.

His remarks came after Trump called Iran “No. 1 provocateur of terror” and threatened the country with “official end”.

“In his mind, Trump thinks he has a gun to Iran’s head with sanctions and he is trying to shut down our economy,” Iran’s director of foreign affairs for the country’s parliament, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, told CNN.

“Also, Trump is not quite balanced and stable in his decision making, so we are dealing with a confused White House,” he said.

Amir-Abdollahian said Trump has “got no idea about the culture and mentality of the Iranian people” if he thinks threats will work against Iran.

“Forty years of Islamic Revolution in Iran have shown that you cannot talk to Iran through threats,” the official said.

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