IRGC Commander Hits Back at Trump for Anti-Iran Remarks
- September, 20, 2017 - 17:47
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari shrugged off US President's allegations against the Islamic Republic and said Donal Trump's warmongering comments showed the true face of the US.
Major General Jafari on Wednesday responded to recent allegations leveled against Iran by Trump during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, saying that there was nothing new in his remarks.
“What was new is that the US revealed its true face to the world,” he said, adding, “Today, the world can see the same image of the United States that Iran has been trying to reveal it for many years.”
“In fact, these allegations against Iran, perfectly match the US and its corrupt and bullying government,” the commander added.
He then asked the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is in New York for UN General Assembly meeting, to “show strong, revolutionary and revealing stance” in his speech at the UN.
Pointing to the US consecutive failures in the region, Jafari said such “nervous reaction deems natural” given the consecutive and crushing failures that the US has experienced in the region.
He further underlined that the US will receive "much painful" response from Iran due to action, behavior, and decisions that Tehran would take in coming months.
The reaction came after Trump claimed during his first address to the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that Iran's "support for terror is in stark contrast to the recent commitments of many of its neighbors to fight terrorism and halt its financing".
The remarks came as the US and some of its regional allies, including Saudi Arabia, have been staunch supporters of Takfiri terrorists in the Muslim states of Syria and Iraq.
Tehran has, meanwhile, been praised for its support for anti-terrorism efforts by the governments in Damascus and Baghdad.
The Takfiri terrorists of Daesh were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government.