Despite calls to de-escalate tensions, US President Donald Trump and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei have been engaging in an undiplomatic spat on Twitter.
Trump Farsi tweet (Screengrab - NOT CROPPED)
The villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie. If you are standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers. Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail. pic.twitter.com/InyE31p12k— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) January 17, 2020
To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I've stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2020
The so-called “Supreme Leader” of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe. Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering. He should be very careful with his words!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2020
The U.S. Embassy in Iraq is, & has been for hours, SAFE! Many of our great Warfighters, together with the most lethal military equipment in the world, was immediately rushed to the site. Thank you to the President & Prime Minister of Iraq for their rapid response upon request....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019
That guy has tweeted that we see Iran responsible for the events in Baghdad & we will respond to Iran.— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) January 1, 2020
1st: You can’t do anything.
2nd: If you were logical —which you’re not— you’d see that your crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan… have made nations hate you. https://t.co/hMGOEDwHuY
His efforts & path won’t be stopped by his martyrdom, by God’s Power, rather a #SevereRevenge awaits the criminals who have stained their hands with his & the other martyrs’ blood last night. Martyr Soleimani is an Intl figure of Resistance & all such people will seek revenge. /3— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) January 3, 2020
....targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2020
With their turnout in the 10s of millions for Martyr #Soleimani's funeral, the Iranian nation showed they support #resistance against the enemy’s aggression.— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) January 17, 2020
These American clowns lie in utter viciousness that they stand with the Iranian people. See who the people of #Iran are.
A senior official of the country said a foreign politician said during the recent riots he had heard the stupid U.S. officials in Washington say happily, “Iran is done this time!”— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) January 1, 2020
He said when the events had finished, the Americans were very upset that it hadn’t worked again.