Official Denounces US Unchanged Hostility to Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – There has not been any marked shift in the new US administration’s stances towards Iran compared to Obama’s, senior Iranian official Ali Shamkhani said, noting that the trend of events suggests the chaotic situation in the US is not going to change.

Official Denounces US Unchanged Hostility to Iran

There has been no fundamental difference between the language of the incumbent and former American officials when commenting on Iran, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Shamkhani said on Monday.

Various US figures have always had hawkish stances on independent countries, including Iran, he deplored.

The only change in the new US administration has been Donald Trump’s admission that the US and the West have been beset with turbulence, something the US leaders had never announced publicly, Shamkhani explained.

He then noted that the US government can no more whitewash the country’s chaotic situation, saying the current course of events show the US will not be able to make any change in future either.

US President Donald Trump, who took office in January, has repeatedly confessed to disasters in the US during his election campaign.

Commenting on American cities, Trump had announced during the first presidential debate, "We have a situation where we have our inner cities, African-Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it's so dangerous… You walk down the street, you get shot."

As regards the US military power, he had noted in September 2016, "I think under the leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble… They have been reduced to a point where it's embarrassing for our country."

On the US's standing in the world, Trump said in a March 2016 interview with The New York Times, "We have been disrespected, mocked, and ripped off for many, many years by people that were smarter, shrewder, tougher."

"We need to fix our broken education system,” Trump has told about American schools.

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