Iran's supreme leader calls Trump a clown, praises missile attack

by Jordyn Pair · Jan 17th, 2020 10:21 am

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a rare appearance on Friday called President Trump a clown who cannot be trusted and praised Iran's retaliatory strike against the U.S.

Leading prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012, Khamenei criticized the "American clowns" who he said pretended to support Iran.

"The villainous U.S. government repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian people. They lie," he said. "If you are standing with the Iranian people, it is only to stab them in the heart with their venomous daggers."

Khamenei also insisted the country would not bow to U.S. pressure after months of sanctions and the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Iran responded to the general's death by targeting U.S. troops in Iraq with ballistic missiles. There were no casualties.

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